Set to be honored at the 1st General Session of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Convention, Sec. of Agriculture, Blayne Arthur is proud to announce Dr. Barry Pollard as the recipient of the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture. The Waukomis rancher will become the 23rd inductee into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame, the state’s most prestigious agriculture award.
As grocery stores became even more essential for communities across the country during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, meat prices quickly spiked in response.
New figures released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor show Oklahoma’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.6% in June, a significant decrease from 12.6% in May. Oklahoma is tied with Maine for the fifth lowest rate in the country, a ranking which is reflected on the newlylaunched Governor’s Dashboard of Metrics. The national unemployment rate for June declined to 11.1%.
Gov. Kevin Stitt accused employees of the Commissioners of the Land Office of playing politics after his pick to run the agency was approved in a special meeting Tuesday morning where two of the five commissioners were absent.
The proposed new secretary of the Commissioners of the Land Office ran an energy company which filed for bankruptcy last year and had been underpaying the commission royalties for oil and gas production.