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Agricultural Freedom
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What EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Will Mean for Farmers

May 15, 2017 - 3:07pm CDT

By Jayson Lusk The appointment of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was met with predictable cheers from energy entrepreneurs and jeers from some environmental advocacy groups. Much less discussed are the reactions from farmers an... READ MORE

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How Soda Taxes Hurt Farmers

May 8, 2017 - 9:25am CDT

Proponents of sugar-sweetened-beverage taxes suffered a defeat on May 2 when 58 percent of Santa Fe residents voted against the proposed policy. Advocates of the so-called soda tax, which would have added a tax of about 25 cents to a 12-ounce soda, promised to earmark new tax receipts for use in edu... READ MORE

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OCPA Joins Coalition To Free Farmers And Ranchers From Excessive Federal Government Intervention

April 12, 2017 - 1:39pm CDT

Agricultural policy is an important issue that impacts all Americans. That’s why it’s vital that government does not place excessive or burdensome regulations on America’s farmers and ranchers. The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) joined a coalition of 14 other organizations to free farmer... READ MORE

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For Many Oklahoma Farmers, Trade Is a Big Deal

February 1, 2017 - 11:10am CST

By Jayson Lusk Trade has emerged as one of the hot-button issues in modern politics. To be sure, much of the discussion has centered on the impacts of trade on manufacturing jobs; however, it is important to consider the impacts of trade—and potential changes in trade policy—on other sectors of the... READ MORE

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