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Legislative Advocacy

AFR leaders lobby Congress Sept. 2017. From left: Steve Thompson, Terry Detrick, Cody Crow, Randy Gilbert, Mike Mayberry, Roy Perryman, Jaylee Craig, and Terry Peach

AFR members are represented on a daily basis at the State and National Capitol by a full-time staff in Oklahoma City and Washington D.C.

Federal and state educational lobbying opportunities exist for our members throughout the year.

We also sponsor Legislative forums at various events to provide educational updates for the membership and general public.

AFR serves as a "watchdog" for agriculture producers, mutual insurance company members and life insurance company members. We carefully monitor legislation and government regulations which affect each of these interests.

Our legislative influence is one of the most important benefits members receive by developing the policy that staff members use as a basis for lobbying.

AFR members are encouraged to be active in the political party of their choice. The organization remains independent so we can best represent the membership.

Our Members Create Our Policy

They do this through a system of annual meetings. Local and county organizations send delegates and policy recommendations to the state convention. At the state convention, the delegates write and approve the program which guides the organization's policy. State delegates and recommendations also go to the national convention to form National Farmers Union policy.

In this way, all of the diverse and complex interests of rural people come together.

Our membership consists of families – men, women and children. It includes farmers, actively involved in agricultural production and non-farmers who want to add their voice on behalf of the principals and philosophy of American Farmers & Ranchers. These members have joined together to make AFR, truly, “The Voice of Rural Oklahoma.”


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