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Deputy Secretary Katheleen Merrigan Dialogues with Oklahoma Farm Leaders- and Receives Praise for Her Performance in Closed Door Meeting

Fri, 14 May 2010 3:49:34 CDT

Deputy Secretary Katheleen Merrigan Dialogues with Oklahoma Farm Leaders- and Receives Praise for Her Performance in Closed Door Meeting It was not on the News Media Advisory that USDA released in the days leading up to the visit of Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan to the state of Oklahoma. However, it did occur and we have three perspectives that came out of that meeting with Agricultural groups and organizations- and full time farmers that are members of those groups.

Merrigan began here day on Thursday in Oklahoma at the Pioneer Telephone Coop headquarters in Kingfisher. Click here to learn more about the Rural Development programs she trumpeted at her stop in town. It was then on out of Kingfisher to the farm of Jack Stuteville- where the closed "barn door" meeting with farm leaders was held. The picture you see here is of Deputy Secretary Merrigan in the center of a circle of farm and conservation leaders in the state- firing questions at her for about an hour.

Merrigan heard about the struggle to be profitable as a mid sized farmer at this time. She also heard from one farmer that was unhappy that he had been rejected to serve the industry as a member of a self help promotion board because he was not a minority of one sort or another. And she was questioned about the program "Know Your Farmer- Know Your Food."

As promised, you can click on the Listen Bar below and hear three viewpoints that came out of the meeting- the first is that of Deputy Secretary Merrigan. Then we have comments in the Podcast below from Scott Dewald, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association. Finally, we turn to Oklahoma State Secretary Terry Peach for his thoughts after spending much of the day with the Deputy.


Ron Hays Offers Three Views of USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan after her meeting with Oklahoma Farm Leaders.
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