Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation Committee Meets to Begin Distribution Process of Fire Relief Funds

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:42:23 CDT

Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation Committee Meets to Begin Distribution Process of Fire Relief Funds


In early March of this year, hundreds of thousands of acres across the western Great Plains, were scorched by wildfires, 320,00 acres in Oklahoma alone, leaving behind millions of dollars in damage to farmers and ranchers in the affected areas. Jeff Jaronek, coordinator of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, has been working since the fires first broke out, leading the relief effort. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays invited Jaronek to visit him in studio to give an update on the progress of the relief efforts undertaken thus far.


“The first immediate needs were hay and feed, and we’ve gotten that dispersed,” Jaronek said, describing the Foundation’s initial response to the crisis when it began. “We had a lot of fencing supplies come in, too, and distributed about 40 miles worth, to over 80 different individual producers. That’s about $125,000 worth of supplies right there, not including the hay and feed.”


Jaronek added that the Foundation has also collected approximately $1.2 million in donations from around the country. The goal has been to have this money in the hands of affected producers within 90 days of the fire event. A committee has been formed to review the applications and allocate the funding. This committee is scheduled to meet in mid-May to begin the process.


“We’ve gotten about 150 applications in, so it’s quite a bit to sort through, but they’re going to do their best to get through those and distribute those funds as equitably as possible, based on need,” he said. “The grass is greening up, those cows need to be turned back out onto those pastures, so we want to provide them the means to do that.”


Jaronek will join Hays for his weekly In the Field segment on KWTV News9 in the Oklahoma City area on Saturday morning at 6:40 a.m. Be sure to catch him then. In the meantime, you can listen to their off-camera conversation right now, by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below, for today’s Beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.





   




   

Listen to Jeff Jaronek of the OK Cattlemen's Foundation update Ron Hays on the wildfire relief effort
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • OKC West - El Reno - Close  Thu, 24 May 2018 04:51:29 CDT
  • OKC West Sees Higher Feeder Cattle Prices Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend  Thu, 24 May 2018 04:47:59 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:26:30 CDT
  • OK Cattlemen Join in Applause of Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act's Introduction  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:21:01 CDT
  • NCBA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Edits for Livestock Haulers  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:04:28 CDT
  • EPA Announces Assistance for Delaware Nation in Oklahoma to Support Community Revitalization  Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:08 CDT
  • Wednesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Wed, 23 May 2018 13:53:47 CDT
  • FSA County Committee Nominations to Launch June 15th - Here's What You Need to Know  Wed, 23 May 2018 13:03:06 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

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

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.