Voters Attend Bixby Forum On 'Right To Farm' State Question 777


Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 9:39 am
By: News On 6


Voters attended a forum on State Question 777 in Bixby Tuesday evening.

Bixby Farm and Ranch hosted the forum on the ballot question known as Right To Farm. 

The measure's ballot wording says farming and ranching is a constitutional right and it would keep legislators from passing any laws limiting livestock production, agricultural technology and ranching practices.  

Opponents say that means it would open the state to unchecked pollution from giant agri-business.

The latest Sooner Poll shows voters rejecting 777, but there is still a number of undecided voters.

Life-long rancher Lowell Hobbs was there in support of 777. 

"A good example outside of ag is what our steel companies have done going out of the country because of legislation that's been passed that is contrary to their production," he said.

Support for 777 has fallen more than 16 points in the Sooner Poll since July, to 37 percent. However, among the state questions on the ballot, it still has the largest number of undecided voters, according to the poll.