The consolidation of packing plants in the beef industry will be the topic of discussion in El Reno, Oklahoma when the newly formed Oklahoma Rural and Small-Town Table of Common Interests, in partnership with National Farmers Union (NFU) and American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union Cooperative (AFR/OFU Cooperative) hosts its first issues forum on November 10 from 5pm to 8pm at Redlands Community College. According to the group’s Chairman Clay Pope, this event will be a chance to highlight a major issue effecting the economic health of one of rural Oklahoma’s largest economic drivers, the beef industry. “For years the…

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