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AFR/OFU State Committee Conducts Policy Focus Group

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:10:09 CST

AFR/OFU State Committee Conducts Policy Focus Group
The American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) 2014 Policy Committee has recently convened in Oklahoma City to finalize proposed changes and additions to the organization’s policy. The select group has been discussing these proposed changes since early December.

Committee members play an integral role in policy development. Policies formed, altered or approved during the committee meetings and then adopted by member delegates during the 2014 AFR/OFU State Convention Feb. 21-22 will govern AFR/OFU legislative efforts through the next year.

While private property rights and taxation are always on the table, additional topics of this year’s discussion included water policy, conservation, drought relief for Oklahoma agricultural producers and the need to keep FFA activities in our state’s public schools.

Representatives from an array of entities presented to the committee, including the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Cotton Council, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Oklahoma Pork Council, Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, Oklahoma Grain & Feed Association, Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, Producers Cooperative Oil Mill and Oklahoma State Chamber.

“The AFR/OFU policy process is a fantastic example of grassroots legislative efforts in action,” said AFR/OFU President Terry Detrick. “Through the members-only policy committee and resolutions from our local and county organizations, AFR members can have their voices heard at the state and national level.”

Each year, AFR/OFU selects policy committee members from across Oklahoma. The appointed individuals are an accomplished and diverse group representing the broadest spectrum possible of the organization’s membership. This year’s committee members include Jim Johndrow, Ponca City; Phillip Hofschulte, Wyandotte; Don Scivally, Marietta; Robert Morgan, Holdenville; Joe Hise, Cleo Springs; Jimmy James, Altus; Phil Berkenbile, Morrison; Roy Bryant, Tahlequah; Gary Pope, Laverne; Doug Scherler, Walters; and Committee Chairman Brett Morris, Ninnekah.

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union was established in 1905 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City. AFR/OFU is actively supportive of Oklahoma’s agricultural industry and rural population, and provides educational, legislative, and cooperative programs across the state. AFR Insurance provides its insurance products statewide, and is recognized as a leading domestic insurance carrier in the state of Oklahoma.



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