Oklahoma Farm Report: Oklahoma Wheat Growers Honor Congressman Frank Lucas With Their 2009 Mr. Wheat Award

Dec 14, 2009
In The News

During their annual meeting on Saturday, the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Presented Lucas their 2009 Mr. Wheat award, given to a person annually that has had a major impact on the well being of Oklahoma wheat growers.

The top Republican on the House Ag Committee told reporters before he spoke to the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association on Saturday that there was no coincidence that the Obama Administration had the EPA declare Carbon Dioxide a danger to human health just days ahead of the President making a Climate Change address in Copenhagen this coming week.

Lucas says he is very concerned about EPA on several fronts, including the possible move by the Agency to regulate every single pesticide application in America. He says that this move and others by government regulators would allow the federal government to get further involved in every decision made by farmers.

We have the Q&A that Congressman Lucas had with reporters on our top webstory of the morning on our website- click on the link below to read more about his comments and listen to them as well.

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