The Oklahoma Beginning Farmer Loan Program (OBFLP) helps provide additional credit options for those entering farming. The loan can be used to obtain or improve capital items such as agricultural land and property, depreciable machinary and equipment, and/or breeding livestock. The Oklahoma Development Finance Authority administers the Oklahoma tax-exempt bond program. Agricultural tax-exempt bond programs, often referred to as "Aggie bonds," are an incentive for lenders or contract sellers to offer loans for beginning farmers (defined later) at a generally lower interest rate.
This report is a picture of Oklahoma's food system, seen through the lens of community food security. It is an attempt to answer the question posed at the beginning of this piece: Is Oklahoma food secure? Two years in the making, this groundbreaking report features extensive research and original analysis. It is the first attempt to look at Oklahoma's food system from field to table, the first time that information about agriculture and agricultural markets have been combined with information on nutrition, health and food access into one report.