AFR/OFU Cooperative Announces Legislative Priorities

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) set legislative policy for the upcoming year at the 115th Annual AFR/OFU Convention Feb. 14. Policy topics ranged from production agriculture and rural Oklahoma to topics addressing urban areas and the U.S. as a whole. Key issues included mandatory electronic identification of livestock and antitrust issues in the beef industry, as well as consumer-related issue like truth in labeling for food products. Additional significant directives included international trade issues and farm stress management.

Dill City Man Facing 22 Years For Assault Over Playstation

An 18-year-old Dill City man could be spending the next 22 years behind bars after an argument with his father about a Playstation took a turn for the worse. Ricky Darrel Jackson, Jr., was arrested Feb. 8, 2020, and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle.