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Senator Bennet Hosts Farm Bill Listening Session for the Eastern Plains

 

Senator Michael Bennet will host three days of Farm Bill listening sessions throughout Eastern Colorado with his agriculture policy staff from Washington, D.C. and Colorado regional staff members next week in Fort Morgan, Sterling, Wray, Burlington, Lamar, Springfield, La Junta, and Limon. Anyone with input on the Farm Bill process is welcome to attend, including local producers, community leaders, economic development leaders, and local institutions and businesses. 

Colorado has a unique perspective on U.S. Department of Agriculture programs that are authorized in the Farm Bill, whether it’s conservation, commodities, disaster programs, rural development, forestry or nutrition. Bennet wants to make sure Colorado’s voice is part of the national discussion as Congress starts to set the stage for the new legislation. In 2017, Bennet organized two dozen staff-led Farm Bill Listening Sessions around the state. This year, Bennet kicked off his listening sessions with roundtables in Pueblo and Fort Collins in April and May. Information on the upcoming tour of the Eastern Plains can be found below.

Attendees should RSVP to james_thompson@bennet.senate.gov with the location where they would like to attend, their name, title and organization (if applicable), and contact information. 

Senator Bennet’s Farm Bill Listening Sessions

June 27

Fort Morgan 
8:30 – 9:45 am
Quail Ridge Dairy
13500 County Road 21
Fort Morgan, CO 80701

Sterling 
11am – 12:30pm
CSU Regional Engagement Center
304 Main St.
Sterling, CO 80751

Wray 
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Wray Rehabilitation and Activity Center
700 Main St.
Wray, CO 80758

 

June 28

Burlington 
9:00 – 10:30 am
Burlington Community Center, Room B
340 S 14th St.
Burlington, CO 80807

Lamar 
12:30 – 2:00 pm
May Ranch
County Road MM and County Road 12
Lamar, CO 81052

 


Springfield 

4:30 – 6 pm
Baca County Resource Center
1260 Main St.
Springfield, CO

 

June 29

La Junta
9:30 – 11 am
Otero County Courthouse
Bauserman Room (107)
13 W. 3rd St.
La Junta, CO 81050

Limon

1 – 2:30 pm
Limon Community Building
477 D Ave.
Limon, CO 80828