Subject: Oklahoma's Latest Farm and Ranch News
From: Oklahoma Farm Report <>
Date: 7/7/2020, 5:44 AM

Oklahoma's Latest Farm
And Ranch News

Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

What Ag Groups are Saying about the RAMP-UP Act

Last Thursday, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) and Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson introduced the RAMP-UP Act, a bill that would establish a program to make facility upgrades and planning grants to existing meat and poultry processors to help them move to Federal Inspection and be able to sell their products across state lines. Here’s what stakeholders had to say about the bill:

Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur:
“The livestock and processing sectors faced severe impacts amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The RAMP-UP Act addresses some of the most urgent needs, and I am grateful that it reflects the feedback I heard from state agricultural leaders across the country. Now is the time to act swiftly on the evolution of the processing industry.”

Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Peterson:
“I thank Chairman Peterson and all the co-sponsors of the RAMP-UP Act for recognizing a critical and timely need to expand meat processing capacity across the country. Minnesota livestock producers have seen the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are counting on new approaches like this to accelerate the recovery of this critical industry.”
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