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Aurora, CO- Early today, the House Agriculture Committee approved a new farm bill with a vote of 33 to 21. All Republicans were joined by four Democrats, including Representative Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Representative Yadira Caraveo of Colorado, Representative Erik Sorensen of Illinois, and Representative Don Davis of North Carolina. While this is a great step forward there is still a long way to go before Congress reaches the end.

The passage of the Farm Bill is critical to the continuation of programs vital to Colorado and all agriculture. Programs such as those that support USDA Disaster Relief and Risk Management, are just a few of the areas funded by the farm bill, of importance to CLA and its members. The agricultural industry would not be where it is today without the work that Congress conducts during this process.

“We commend Chairman GT Thompson for leading this effort and Representative Yadira Caraveo of Colorado and the rest of the Committee for their work on a bipartisan Farm Bill that benefits all stakeholders,” Kenny Rogers, CLA President, stated.

“CLA thanks Congresswoman Caraveo for representing the farming and ranching families in Colorado, and we look forward to the continued collaborative efforts by our elected officials in support of rural communities across America that feed the world,” stated Zach Riley, CEO of the Colorado Livestock Association.

CLA will continue to be a voice for our members in these discussions, making sure that the pieces of the Farm Bill critical to our members continue forward into the final passed statute.  

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