Wheat Freeze Damage Underscores Need for Farm Bill

It was wonderful last week to have our prayers answered with much-needed rainfall in Oklahoma. However, like many of my fellow wheat farmers, I am very concerned about recent freeze damage to the Oklahoma wheat crop. Jeff Edwards, Small Grains Extension Specialist at my alma mater, Oklahoma State University, has posted an excellent update on the extent of the freeze injury on his blog. This further underscores the need for a comprehensive farm bill that provides producers a variety of tools from which to choose and mitigate risk; we can’t control the wild Oklahoma weather, but we can certainly equip the 250,000 American farmers and ranchers who produce 80% of our food supply with an effective farm safety net. I am working to do just that as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee; click here to learn more about our efforts on that front.

– Frank.