When Oklahoma voters head to the ballot box in November, they’ll find a lengthy ballot with a presidential election, congressional elections, state legislative races and seven state questions. One of the most important to me, as well as the future of Oklahoma agriculture, is State Question 777, also known as the Right to Farm. SQ 777 will amend the Oklahoma Constitution to give farmers and ranchers an additional layer of protection from unnecessary regulations. As farmers and ranchers, we’ve sat back and watched other states pass legislation that drastically limits how we produce food and fiber. These measures – pushed by large, national animal rights and environmental activist groups – are not based on science and fact, but rather on fear and emotion.

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