Letter: Great year so far for Oklahoma agriculture

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For as many challenges as 2020 Delivered to the agriculture enterprise, 2021 has proved to convey simply as many alternatives.

A pair of highlights So far embrace the inception of the Cattlemen’s Congress, immense progress throughout Oklahoma for meat processors and a quantity of legislative achievements immediately assisting our producers.

As a Outcome of of the dedication of our governor and the Legislature, Oklahoma’s almost 130,000 producers and 77,2000 farms have seen unimaginable assist from our state Capitol, collectively with a cookout beneath a PETA billboard Inside The center of Oklahoma Metropolis.

Oklahoma was In a place To level out that we have been open for enterprise and assist our agriculturists As quickly as we hosted the 2021 Cattlemen’s Congress, The Most very important inventory current in North America.

This current launched In further than 2,700 exhibitors, over 9,600 head of cattle and $50 million. We look forward to internet hosting this event for years To return.

The Legislature prioritized farmers and ranchers by passing funds Similar to House Invoice 2364, which assisted advance the Oklahoma Licensed Beef Program and promote our native beef producers.

Furthermore, they handed House Invoice 2930 To assist our veterans and youthful farmers qualify for grants or loans Contained in the Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program.

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