Oklahoma’s farming and ranching communities are an important part of our economy. As an advocate for Oklahoma’s agriculture production, I know how important producing food is to our national security and prosperity. I continue to support the communities of rural Oklahoma to enact policies that protect the family farm and keep the American food supply safe, reliable and affordable.
In addition to supporting the Farm Bill, I have worked to protect our agricultural communities from President Obama’s flawed WOTUS rule that could have designated everything in Western Oklahoma as a wetland. I authored legislation to ensure young people have the opportunity to pursue a career in agriculture by removing barriers to entry for the next generation of America’s farmers and ranchers.
I also worked to increase support for agricultural communities after they face a natural disaster. Whether it is wildfires, flooding, tornadoes or other severe weather, when a disaster affects farmers, they need to get resources quickly. I authored legislation that cuts bureaucratic red tape to ensure that USDA can get relief to farmers and ranchers as soon as possible and allows grazing on CRP lands after a wildfire.