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 and Massachusetts Share the Stage in National Battle of Animal Ag Versus Animal Rights Activists

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 07:34:54 CDT

Oklahoma and Massachusetts Share the Stage in National Battle of Animal Ag Versus Animal Rights Activists While the battle over State Question 777 here in Oklahoma continues to be hotly contested- the much more urban state of Massachusetts appears to be ready to vote in favor of their State Question 3 which would prohibit the confinement of pigs, calves and hens if they're prevented from lying down, standing up or moving around freely.


HSUS and other animal rights activists are pushing hard for passage, as the measure will not just impact production in that state, where literally there is ONE farm that currently uses the practices that this proposal is all about. This measure is all about mandating to farmers in other states that they can't sell their veal, pork, poultry or eggs into their state unless they produce according to the laws of Massachusetts.


Latest polling numbers in Mass. show 66% of likely voters in favor of the measure.


We are hearing some of the same arguments in Oklahoma that are being proclaimed in Massachusetts- and it sure appears that the folks running the Vote Yes on 3 in Massachusetts campaign are the same folks behind the Vote No on 777 in our state. Check out the two websites by clicking here for Question 3 and clicking here for Vote No website on SQ777.


The similarities in the websites and arguments that parallel both ballot issues provides credibility to statements of those who support State Question 777 that this is not just an Oklahoma issue- but a larger battle between modern production agriculture and groups who have an agenda that includes eliminating animal agriculture in this country- and beyond.


If you are curious about what production ag interests are saying about Question 3 in Massachusetts- click here for the position statement of their Farm Bureau.


Closer to home- we encourage you to do your due diligence on SQ777- click here for our resources we have assembled on the State Question- including a link to the actual ballot language.


   

 

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Corn and Soybean Crops Surprise, Remaining Shockingly Unchanged From Week Ago Conditions  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:33:27 CDT
  • Oklahoma's Conservation Community Working Together to Achieve Common Goals in the State  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:18:09 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2017  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:24:17 CDT
  • Monday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:21:02 CDT
  • Monday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:14:55 CDT
  • Recent Tactics Being Adopted by Animal Rights Activist Groups Becoming Alarming to Agri Industry  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:29:46 CDT
  • Derrell Peel Compares the Dynamic Meat Market Conditions of Both Wholesale and Retail Beef in '17  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:04:48 CDT
  • Wheat Industry Recognizes Areas to Improve NAFTA That Will Better Serve the Farmers and Buyers  Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:36:07 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