Two farmers get the 'OK' for national bureau

Two Oklahoma farmers will get to speak for their state after being named to the American Farm Bureau Federation Issues Advisory Council in Washington recently. Roger Maschino and Adam Bohl were appointed by federation leader Zippy Duvall and will travel to the nation's capital to meet with other council members and lawmakers this month.

Maschino, a Guymon farmer and rancher, will serve a two-year term, lending his expertise to the market structures committee. The Texas County agricultural producer will focus on agricultural marketing, bargaining, check-off programs, and futures and commodities markets.

“Being selected for the council is a humbling honor,” Maschino said. “It’s exciting to think I may have a small voice in directing the future of agriculture in the United States.”

Maschino received the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Family of the Year award in November.

Adam Bohl will be serving his third year on the farm policy committee, which concentrates on the federation’s priorities for the Farm Bill. A farmer from Comanche County, Bohl also serves as policy chairman of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Commodity Committee. He’s a member of both the county farm bureau and the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

“Being asked to represent Oklahoma Farm Bureau and my fellow agriculture producers in this state is definitely an honor,” Bohl said. “It is very important to have farmers and ranchers who are willing to take our information and experiences and make sure our representatives in Washington understand the importance of our issues.”

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