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Wheat farmers may be left out of stimulus payments

A field of wheat in northern Dewey County, Oklahoma. Wheat watchers are expecting a good harvest despite some fears of loss due to a recent freeze. More should be known later in the week, according to Oklahoma Wheat Commission executive director Mike Schulte.

Hogan Gore, Gaylord News

April 27, 2020

Tucked inside the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law nearly a month ago are funds designed to help farmers, ranchers and the food supply chain to survive the pandemic’s blow. But wheat farmers, one of the largest commodities grown in Oklahoma, could be left out. “Wheat...

Businesses, Banks Continue Wait For More Relief Funding

Hogan Gore, Gaylord News

April 21, 2020

More than 35,000 Oklahoma small businesses received loans from the federal $2 trillion stimulus plan last week, but thousands more are stuck waiting for a refill for a program that blew through $350 billion in less than three weeks. Steve Bullock, president of Fail-Safe Solutions LLC in Oklahoma City,...

REAL ID progress for Oklahoma slowed by COVID-19 concerns

Gold Star indicates drivers license complies with REAL ID regulations

Jessie Christopher Smith, Gaylord News

April 21, 2020

A long-awaited program that would help Oklahoma passengers board airline flights without issue has been delayed again -- this time because of COVID-19. For many years Oklahoma has been defiant in complying with the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005 to make state driver’s licenses more secure...

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