Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Jim Reese Visits with Victims of Recent Wildfires in Beaver County

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:52:04 CDT

Oklahoma Agriculture Secretary Jim Reese Visits with Victims of Recent Wildfires in Beaver County As the Beaver County Fire Relief Information meeting wrapped up this afternoon, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays reached out to Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese, who attended the meeting along with approximately 150 farmers and ranchers affected by the recent Northwest Oklahoma wildfires, there to learn about the available assistance programs available through the Farm Service Agency and other organizations. You can listen to Hays and Reese discuss today’s meeting with fire victims in Beaver County, by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of this story.


Reese offered his observations on the scene, saying that every day gets a little better for the victims.


“I think the first day was just total devastation,” he empathized. “You think there is no recovery; you’re totally blindsided by the size of the job in front of you.”


However, he continued that as assistance of all kinds, through programs, hay drives and just genuine support, the attitudes seem to lift some.


“They’re past the ugly part; they’re spirits are getting better,” he added. “People get just a little bit more optimistic every day.”


If you, or someone you know, has been affected by these fires, Reese encourages you to complete an application through the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, which is helping to coordinate efforts to distribute assistance as soon as possible. To fill out your application in order to be accounted for, visit the OCA website, here.





   






   

Click below to listen to Hays and Sec. Reese discuss today's meeting with Beaver County fire victims
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Farm Bureau's All-American July 4th Cookout Survey Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:09:49 CDT
  • Oklahoma Farm Bureau Honors State Legislators with 100 Percent Voting Record During 2017 Session  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:01:46 CDT
  • Crop Conditions Drop Slightly in Latest USDA Crop Progress Report, While Summer Planting Wraps Up  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:52:53 CDT
  • Oklahomans Poised to Plant Largest Cotton Crop This Year Since the 1980s, Thanks to New Technologies  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:13:39 CDT
  • White Wheat Availability Becomes Focus of Discussions During African Trade Team Visit to Oklahoma  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:40:53 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:45:00 CDT
  • Monday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:39:49 CDT
  • Monday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:35:40 CDT

  • More Headlines...

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2017 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI