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


Agricultural News

Census Data Shows Rural Oklahoma's Voice Will Be Heard, Says Brent Kisling, Oklahoma Commerce Department

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 16:19:23 CDT

Census Data Shows Rural Oklahoma's Voice Will Be Heard, Says Brent Kisling, Oklahoma Commerce Department The U.S. Census Bureau released initial numbers this week and the data shows 3.96 million people now reside in Oklahoma.

Brent Kisling, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, was interviewed by Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays right after the numbers were released.

This is a 5.5 percent increase since 2010, Kisling said, which gives us a rank of about 26th in the nation in percentage growth.

We grew faster than any of the neighboring states except Texas and Colorado, Kisling said.

Census data is used in part to determine congressional representation.

We did not lose a Congressional seat like New York and California, he said, noting those populations are moving this direction and in the next 10 years we are going to see some massive increases.

Kisling said he and his staff worked hard to get the most accurate census data and added the process actually started three years ago.

We focused a lot on the data, making sure the census bureau had all the addresses in Oklahoma, he said.

I think the team did a spectacular job, he said.

For rural Oklahoma this means your voice will be heard, Kisling said.

Final census numbers wonít be available until Aug.16 but Kisling said early indications are encouraging.

From what we are seeing rural Oklahoma really stepped up and made sure they were counted and that is going to show up when we do the redistricting, he said.

Click on the listen bar below to hear more of Ronís interview with Brent Kisling.


right-click to download mp3


WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • USDA-NIFA, CDC and Cooperative Extension Team Up for Vaccine Education in Rural America  Thu, 13 May 2021 10:35:15 CDT
  • Dallas, San Antonio and Oklahoma City to face 'nasty' Severe Weather  Thu, 13 May 2021 09:28:28 CDT
  • Oklahoma Ag Secretary Blayne Arthur Says There is a Positive Dynamic in The Oklahoma Ag Industry Today  Thu, 13 May 2021 08:59:57 CDT
  • Don't Bug Me: Pest Control  Thu, 13 May 2021 08:57:25 CDT
  • New Southern Plains Perspective Blog On Offsetting the Carbon Footprint of Eating Beef   Thu, 13 May 2021 08:45:52 CDT
  • ALSS Secures $7M Series B Funding To Commercialize Novel Vaccine Delivery System For Poultry Industry  Thu, 13 May 2021 08:29:58 CDT
  • Gov. Stitt Enjoys Grilling Hamburgers Beneath Peta Billboard Calling Him a Meathead  Thu, 13 May 2021 08:49:37 CDT
  • Thursday Preopening Market Update with Dave Lanning  Thu, 13 May 2021 07:24:23 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.