With Republicans gaining control of the U.S. House, Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas will likely become the new chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
Ron Hays, Farm Broadcaster with the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network describes Congressman Frank Lucas as a rancher who’s been knocked around by cattle a time or two.
“Congressman Lucas is a farmer, he’s a rancher,” said Hays. “They grow wheat, they’ve got cattle in their operation in Western Oklahoma, so he understands agriculture from that perspective.”
At the GOP event election night in Oklahoma City Congressman Lucas told Ron Hays that even as Farm Bill hearings begin again in the spring, oversight will need to be addressed.
“I want to use the oversight process this first year, to not only prepare for the next Farm Bill, but to say to the Administration, stop doing things that are contrary to Federal law, that do not make scientific sense and/or are economically detrimental to production agriculture and rural America,” Lucas said.