James Lankford has fought for Oklahoma farmers and many of them are standing with him in the fight for personal freedom. James believes the basic conservative value of personal freedom translates seamlessly into policies on agriculture. Oklahomans who have worked on our state’s soil for generations should be able to make decisions on their own land and in their own communities.
As a part of Lankford’s commitment to a small and limited federal government, he advocates for removing excessive or duplicative federal regulations on agriculture. Among these are federal burdens like fuel tank storage restrictions, the endangered species act, grain storage inspections on family farms, interstate farm truck rules, dust particulate regulations and youth labor restrictions.
Lankford authored a bill that has been supported by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau which reforms the scope of federal regulations on farm truck weights, easing the burden on farmers and ranchers. Along with his colleagues in the Oklahoma House delegation, Lankford has supported responsible Farm Bill legislation.