STATEMENT FROM THE OKLAHOMA AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE COUNCIL
JUNE 30, 2016
The OACC applauds Sen. Inhofe and Sen. Lankford on their procedural votes for GMO labeling. We thank the senators for their leadership and support to advance the GMO labeling bill.
We understand the GMO labeling bill has a long way to go to circumvent the Vermont law, but we think it is vitally important for consumers to understand that the patchwork of GMO labeling laws is an issue that would be detrimental to their pocketbook and to our livelihood. Congress taking swift action is important for consumers, farmers, ranchers and those involved in American agriculture.
We believe another procedural vote will happen next week as well as the vote on the substantive language of the bill.
Founded in 1973, the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council (OACC) is a member-supported organization advocating for agricultural cooperatives and their producer members. Our mission is to enhance the understanding of cooperatives and advance their development. The OACC serves as the voice for agricultural cooperatives in the legislative and regulatory affairs process and provides educational resources to help strengthen our member cooperatives. Our members include local, statewide and regional agricultural cooperatives that help their farming and ranching members remain competitive in a global marketplace.