Forrest Lucas and Protect The Harvest Discuss Right to Farm Amendment with Oklahoma Ag Groups

FORREST LUCAS AND PROTECT THE HARVEST DISCUSS RIGHT TO FARM AMENDMENT WITH OKLAHOMA AG GROUPS

[caption id="attachment_3314" align="aligncenter" width="602"]Photo via Oklahoma Farm Bureau Photo via Oklahoma Farm Bureau[/caption]   As you may recall, the Oklahoma House of Representatives recently voted in overwhelming favor of placing a Right to Farm Amendment on the ballot in Oklahoma. The issue is currently being discussed in the State Senate. Following in the footsteps of North Dakota and Missouri, this Amendment would allow Oklahoma to become the third state to Constitutionally protect its farmers and ranchers from attacks from outside special interest groups. Protect The Harvest offers our full support of these amendments in any way that we can. As part of an initial effort to rally agriculture groups, PTH Founder Forrest Lucas, along with other members of the PTH team, met with these groups Monday to discuss the issues currently affecting agriculture and reinforce the benefits that Right to Farm Amendments provide, not just for producers and ag groups, but for consumers as well. A major reason for our involvement in this issue is to combat the negative sway of groups such as Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), who are already spending money and employing mass communication strategies to influence the Senate's vote. From the Oklahoma Farm Report:

In an email that went out to Oklahoma supporters of the HSUS earlier today, the organization says "While a deceptively named "Right to Farm" bill is meant to sound beneficial, but it would actually hurt local communities." HSUS claims "HJR 1012 would give out of state corporations free reign to pollute our land and drinking water, abuse our animals and destroy traditiopnal family farmers' way of life." The emails are sorted based on the recipients location and assigns them Senators from their area that they need to contact and call on those lawmakers to oppose the measure. The email is signed by Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the HSUS in Washington, DC. They also reference a TV ad that HSUS is funding to urge a no vote on "Right to Farm."
Forrest Lucas has reminded Oklahoma officials and citizens of the harm HSUS has already done to the state. The wounds are still fresh from the false advertising campaign the group ran in the state following devastating tornado strikes, and HSUS has made no hesitation towards going after Oklahoma Ag groups and Oklahoma's Attorney General Scott Pruitt in the past. They've clearly made a lot of enemies there, yet they continue their all-out assault on one of Oklahoma's top industries. This makes it abundantly clear that a Right to Farm Amendment is necessary for Oklahoma's future. For the full story, visit Oklahoma Farm Report.  

DONATE

Please consider donating to Protect The Harvest.

Donate Today

Events

  • 2019 FFA National Convention

    Join us at the 2019 FFA National Convention. The dates include Monday, October 28, 2019 - Saturday, November 2, 2019 We would love to see you there!


  • 2019 Indian National Finals Rodeo

    Join us at the 2019 Indian National Finals Rodeo. The dates include Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Saturday, October 26, 2019 We would love to see you there!


  • National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention

    Join us at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention. The dates include Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Friday, November 15, 2019 We would love to see you there!


Wild Spayed Filly Futurity

NEWSLETTER

Government By The People

Events

  • Starts: Monday, October 28, 2019

    2019 FFA National Convention

    Join us at the 2019 FFA National Convention. The dates include Monday, October 28, 2019 - Saturday, November 2, 2019 We would love to see you there!

    2 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    2019 Indian National Finals Rodeo

    Join us at the 2019 Indian National Finals Rodeo. The dates include Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - Saturday, October 26, 2019 We would love to see you there!

    2 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention

    Join us at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention. The dates include Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - Friday, November 15, 2019 We would love to see you there!

    3 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show

    Join us at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show. The dates include Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Friday, February 7, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    5 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Friday, September 13, 2019

    2019 PBR PFIWestern.com Invitational

    Join us at the 2019 PBR PFIWestern.com Invitational. The dates include Friday, September 13, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019 We would love to see you there!

    3 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Saturday, September 21, 2019

    2019 Two Tails Ranch Event: All About Elephants

    Join us at the 2019 Two Tails Ranch Event: All About Elephants. The dates include Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Sunday, September 22, 2019 We would love to see you there!

    4 weeks from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Sunday, December 1, 2019

    2019 International Association of Fairs & Expos Convention

    Join us at the 2019 International Association of Fairs & Expos Convention. The dates include Sunday, December 1, 2019 - Wednesday, December 4, 2019 We would love to see you there!

    3 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Thursday, December 12, 2019

    2019 Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention

    Join us at the 2019 Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention. The dates include Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Saturday, December 14, 2019 We would love to see you there!

    4 months from now
    Website Location
  • Starts: Friday, March 13, 2020

    2020 International Sportsmens Expo - Scottsdale, AZ

    Join us at the 2020 International Sportsmens Expo - Scottsdale, AZ. The dates include Friday, March 13, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020 We would love to see you there!

    7 months from now
    Website Location