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OFB pushes ‘Right to Farm’ — others leery of SQ 777

August 29, 2016

McAlester News-Capital

August 28, 2016

by JAMES BEATY

Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan says the OFB supports State Question 777, the so-called “Right to Farm” — but other organizations across the state strongly oppose it.

The measure calls for an Oklahoma Constitutional amendment prohibiting the legislature from passing laws that would interfere with farming — but some of those opposed to it contend SQ 777 is so general and wide-open it could cause irreversible damage to the state, cities, towns, communities and smaller farming operations. SQ 777 will be on the statewide ballot during the Nov. 8 General Election.

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