Ultimately, the increasingly high cost of additional regulation is driving some producers out of business. If they can no longer afford to keep up with changing regulations, they have no choice but to discontinue production.
For each farm or ranch in the United States that goes out of business, an additional responsibility falls on other domestic or foreign producers. While foreign producers may be able to continue to provide American consumers with choices, it is unlikely they follow the same labor and safety standards American producers are held to.
Thanks to farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma, and across the country, consumers have access to a wide range of safe and affordable choices in feeding and clothing their families. It is certainly in the best interest of current and future generations to allow farmers and ranchers the freedom to do what they do best.