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Oklahoma Farm Bureau Recognizes Lankford as a “Friend of Farm Bureau”

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) was presented the Oklahoma Farm Bureau “Friend of Farm Bureau” award for his leadership in supporting Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers. He was nominated by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and was selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Lankford participated in an informal ceremony last week and hosted a question and answer session with a few members from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. 

“Our Oklahoma farmers and ranchers face way too many obstacles that they can’t control like the weather and big government regulations,” said Lankford. “This year our producers are faced with issues on trade, ongoing drought, high fertilizer prices, and more. It is the noble work of our Oklahoma farmers and ranchers that ensure that Oklahoma and the world are fed and clothed. My family is grateful for our Ag producers every day and the commitment they have to the land and our environment. I am grateful for the ways we get to partner with Oklahoma Farm Bureau to make sure we are fighting the right way on their behalf.”

“The prestigious Friend of Farm Bureau award has long been given to members of Congress who understand and protect the important role agriculture plays in our nation,” said Rodd Moesel, Oklahoma Farm Bureau president. “Throughout his time in Washington, DC, Senator Lankford has been a staunch partner to agriculture and rural Oklahoma. His door is always open for discussion of important issues, and he often reaches out personally to hear the thoughts of Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers. Oklahoma Farm Bureau could not be more proud to present Senator Lankford with the 2022 Friend of Farm Bureau award.”

Earlier this year, Lankford joined his colleagues in an effort to eliminate duties on fertilizer imports to quickly remedy high costs before the 2022 planting season. He also pushed back on a proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would have placed unworkable climate disclosure regulations on farmers, ranchers, and agriculture producers, and as inflation soars, Lankford urged federal financial regulators to provide community banks, credit unions, and Farm Credit institutions with the regulatory flexibility they need to responsibly work with their agriculture clients as the profit margins of farmers and ranchers dramatically shrink because of higher input costs.