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2015 NCBA Legislative Conference

Colorado’s livestock industry was well represented at the 2015 NCBA Legislative Conference this week in Washington, D.C. CLA President, Mary Kraft, Mike Thoren, JBS Fiver Rivers Cattle Feeding, and Bill Hammerich, CEO, along with representatives from Colorado Cattlemen’s Association met with Senator Cory Gardner and Senator Michael Bennet. The main focus of discussion included; the complete repeal of COOL, inadequacies of the proposed Dietary Guidelines, and immigration reform. In addition, they met with representatives from all of Colorado’s Congressional districts. “The ‪#‎NCBA‬ Legislative Conference gave CLA and myself, the opportunity to personally meet and share our needs and issues with our nation’s leaders. Developing these relationships and maintaining communication gives us influence in the rules that govern our businesses, our communities and our lives. It is an important step in creating strategic alliances, protecting what we have, and furthering our industry,” Mary Kraft, CLA President

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