Ag Groups Raise Over $1 Million in Support of Oklahoma Ballot Measure

Aug 4, 2016

Credit David McDaniel / The Oklahoman

A new Oklahoma ballot initiative would make it harder to regulate agriculture in the state, reports NewsOK.com.

SQ 777 is a constitutional amendment that would prevent the State of Oklahoma from regulating agriculture unless it has a “compelling state interest.”

The measure is receiving a good deal of financial support from interested parties. The Oklahoma Pork Council is a major supporter of the initiative. A political action committee called “Oklahoma Farmers Care” has also provided backing. The group has raised more than $1 million to support the state question. The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. is also fighting to get the measure passed.

On the other side of the issue, the Humane Society of the United States is the single largest donor opposing the measure. 

Oklahomans will vote on the question in November.