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Monday, October 31, 2022
AFR Cancels Live Agriculture and Rural Issues Forum
American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative has canceled its upcoming gubernatorial candidate forum, originally scheduled for Nov. 2 at the Tulsa Stockyards. AFR was working with the Hofmeister campaign to have a second rural issues campaign after the Democrat refused to attend the original event in Lawton on October 26th.

The Stitt Campaign asked for a two hour move of the event this coming Wednesday after AFR had set the time- the organization signaled that the Democratic candidate refused to adjust the time.

The organization in a news release announced "We now know this goal cannot be achieved at the date and time set for the event. Neither party candidate could sufficiently accommodate a mutual time and, as election day inches closer, finding a date and time to accommodate both candidates will be nearly impossible.

"This loss of an additional live forum on agriculture and rural issues is disappointing for rural Oklahomans in the eastern part of the state where the forum was scheduled. All Oklahomans deserve an opportunity to hear answers to questions on topics that will affect them in the years to come."

AFR is asking that all candidates for Governor respond to multiple questions- most of which mirror the topics discussed in Lawton by Governor Stitt. They did include a question on packer concentration and asked What will your administration do to help ease the burden of consolidation for our state’s farmers and ranchers?

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