Oklahoma's Latest Farm
And Ranch News

Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, May 3, 2021
NACD Climate Action Task Force Submits Letter to USDA on Climate Solutions 
On April 29, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Climate Action Task Force submitted a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to its request for comments on climate smart solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.

“Climate-smart agriculture and forestry need significantly more government investment and action to meet the need of oversubscribed programs,” NACD President Michael Crowder said.

In the letter, the task force provides suggestions to USDA on how to implement the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC), reiterating the association’s ask for at least $1.2 billion in Fiscal Year 2022 discretionary funding for Conservation Operations to bolster local technical assistance.

“Conservation districts and the original Civilian Conservation Corps collaborated on programs and projects to respond to the severe soil erosion issues of the Dust Bowl and can do so again today to respond to climate challenges,” Crowder said.

The task force also emphasized building educational capacity and outreach, addressing the need for resources and funding to further develop educational and training programs for local partners. The letter emphasizes the strength of NACD’s peer-to-peer Soil Health Champions Network, which unites producers who implement soil health management systems on their operations.
Among the numerous proposals provided by the task force, which addressed rural broadband, wildfire funding, biofuels, forest products, environmental justice and more, the letter emphasized the need to center climate-smart practices around the proven success of the existing conservation delivery model.

We invite you to listen to us on great radio stations across the region on the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network weekdays-

if you missed this morning's Farm News - or you are in an area where you can't hear it- click below for this morning's Farm news from Ron Hays and KC Sheperd on RON.
Sponsor Spotlight

Dating back to 1891, Stillwater Milling Company has been supplying ranchers with the highest quality feeds made from the highest quality ingredients. Their full line of A & M Feeds can be delivered direct to your farm, found at their Agri-Center stores in Stillwater, Davis, Claremore and Perry or at more than 125 dealers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Texas. We appreciate Stillwater Milling Company’s long time support of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and we encourage you to click here to learn more about their products and services.
Rural Oklahoma is full of some of the greatest success stories throughout the entire state and is the main reason Oklahoma is on track to become a top 10 state. 

The Road to Rural Prosperity will dive into these stories each week, bringing you insight into the great things happening in and to rural Oklahoma. We will bring you stories covering rural life, agriculture, energy, healthcare, tourism, and politics affecting rural America. 

The Road to Rural Prosperity is here to tell stories about rural America, for rural America.

As the 2021 Legislative Session heads into the Home stretch for 2021- Host Ron Hays talks with OCA Executive Director Michael Kelsey about bills that have been passed and the Governor has signed, several bills that are still in play and how the budget bills are starting to come into focus. Ron and Michael also talk about the mood of cattle producers and their concerns- locally and nationally.

To find out more about our full series of Podcasts on The Road to Rural Prosperity- click or tap here. 

To hear this podcast, you can click here or tap below:

For your convenience, we have our sponsors' websites linked here- just click on their name to jump to their website- check their sites out and let these folks know you appreciate the support of this daily email, as their sponsorship helps us keep this arriving in your inbox on a regular basis- at NO Charge!

We also appreciate our Market Links Sponsor - OKC West Livestock! 

We invite you to check out our website at the link below too that includes an archive of these daily emails, audio reports and top farm news story links from around the globe.
God Bless!
Reach Out To Us:
Tim West
President/General Manager
Radio Oklahoma Ag Network

2401 Exchange Avenue,
Suite F
Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Ron Hays
Director of Farm Programming
Radio Oklahoma Ag Network