Monday Jul 28
House Members Question USDA On Lesser Prairie Chicken Report
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas , House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings , and 12 other members of Congress recently sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack asking for a copy of a report on the cost and effectiveness of the Department's conservation measures for the lesser prairie chicken .
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Congressman earns agriculture group's honor
Republican Congressman Frank Lucas has been recognized as a "Champion of Agriculture" from the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Oklahoma Republicans to Obama: No More Child Migrants at Fort Sill
Seven Oklahoma Republicans, led by Sen. Inhofe, called for the administration to end its practice of detaining illegal immigrants at Fort Sill.
Lawmakers urge quick farm bill implementation
Implementation of the new farm bill's crop insurance provisions was front and center during a Thursday hearing of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Southwest Farm Press
Watershed Rehabilitation funds will protect property and lives
Dams save lives and property, as much as $85 million a year, just in Oklahoma, says Clay Pope, who stepped down as executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts earlier this month.
News of the Weird:
Prominent theoretical chemist David Glowacki was ejected from a classical music concert at England's Bristol Old Vic in June for disrupting a performance of Handel's "Messiah" by attempting to crowd-surf in front of the stage.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Conaway helps friends in Ag bid
Mike Conaway has quietly emerged as a Republican rainmaker, building some major political capital in advance of his likely run for chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in the next Congress.
Colorado Springs Independent
Stick shift thwarts junior carjackers
Three Seattle teenagers tried to steal a woman's car at gunpoint but failed because none of them could operate a manual transmission.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Post and Courier
A vote for candidate ID?
Political candidates have long accused their opponents of assorted faults and misdeeds.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
House lawmakers rip USDA on farm bill progress
House Republicans and Democrats alike hit the USDA hard in a hearing Thursday for some of the choices the department's making as it implements the 2014 farm bill, including a delay on what they say is a much-needed crop insurance provision to help drought-stricken farmers.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
House Approves CFTC Reauthorization, Changes to Dodd-Frank
After a nearly two year process, on June 24, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266-144 to pass H.R. 4413 , the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act, which would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through 2018.