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09-04-14 Inside the RMFU with Executive Director Ben Rainbolt: NFU Fly-in, COOL, TPA, RFS, Midwest Rail Issues, Beef Checkoff and MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 4, 2014

To listen to the interview with RMFU Ex Director Ben Rainbolt click the mp3 audio link below… 

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Ben Rainbolt, RMFU Executive Director

Ben Rainbolt, RMFU Executive Director

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) September 4th, 2014  – Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU Executive Director Ben Rainbolt, discussing several topics including:

  • NFU’s Fly-In this weekend
  • COOL
  • TPA
  • RFS
  • NFU’s decision regarding Beef Checkoff Working Group
  • and much more…

To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion – CLICK HERE

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07-10-14 Inside the RMFU with Bob Kjelland: Waters of the US, Commodity Prices, Aging Ag Workforce, CO Farmers Markets and MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 10, 2014


To listen to the interview with RMFU’s Director of Communications, click the mp3 audio link below…

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Bob Kjelland RMFU Dir of Communications

Bob Kjellan, RMFU’s Director of Communications

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) July 10th, 2014 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s NEW Director of Communications Bob Kjelland. Kjelland discusses several topics including:

  • EPA’s “Waters of the US” proposed final rule and the RMFU’s “They Don’t Talk For Me” ad campaign
  • The recent slide of ag commodity prices
  • NFU’s Solution to the Aging Ag Workforce Problem
  • Colorado’s Farmers Markets
  • & Much More!

Additional Information and links regarding the EPA’s proposed Final Rule on the “Waters of the US”:

Comment period extended thru October

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union: Serving family farming and ranching since 1907…Learn more online @ www.rmfu.org

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05-08-14 Inside the RMFU with Bob Kjelland, the NEW Director of Communications…

Posted by Brian Allmer on May 8, 2014


To listen to the interview with RMFU’s NEW Director of Communications, click the mp3 audio link below…

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Bob Kjelland RMFU Dir of Communications

Bob Kjellan, RMFU’s Director of Communications

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) May 8th, 2014 – On this month’s edition of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s Radioline Report inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network I will be visiting with RMFU’s NEW Director of Communications Bob Kjelland. Kjelland discusses several topics including:

  • Kjellands Background
  • 2014 Farm Bill Explanation Tour RECAP
  • 2014 RMFU Summer Camps this June
  • RMFU’s sponsorship of CO FFA awards/events
  • & MORE

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union: Serving family farming and ranching since 1907…Learn more online @ www.rmfu.org

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03-04-14 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Gov’s Forum, CO Ag Hall of Fame, NFU Convention & MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on March 4, 2014

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) February 4th, 2014 – Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, CO Legislative Issues & much more…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…

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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion – CLICK HERE

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02-05-14 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Farm Bill, CO Legislative Issues & MUCH MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on February 5, 2014

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) January 5th, 2014 – Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, CO Legislative Issues & much more…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…

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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion – CLICK HERE

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12-05-13 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Farm Bill, Convention, 2013 Recap, 2014 Preview & MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on December 5, 2013

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) December 5th, 2013  – Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, the recent RMFU Convention and Peppler will also take a look back at 2013 and a look ahead at 2014 from his perspective for the RMFU…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…

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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion – CLICK HERE

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11-15-13 *USDA Weekly Column* Vilsack: All Americans Benefit from Local and Regional Markets…

Posted by Brian Allmer on November 15, 2013

One very important reason for Congress to expedite work toward a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is to continue today’s rapid growth in local and regional marketing opportunities for American agriculture.

From local farmers markets to regional food hubs, these new opportunities benefit a wide range of Americans from all walks of life.

They benefit farmers and ranchers who are looking to start selling locally or scale up to regional sales. Farmers markets and regional food hubs have a particularly positive impact for small and limited-resource producers. Sales of local foods are growing rapidly, creating a multibillion-dollar market opportunity for producers.

Local markets also have an impact on our work to bring folks into the business of agriculture. As the average age of the American farmer increases, we need more new folks on the farm. Local and regional markets help these new farmers – who include returning veterans, immigrants and more women than ever before – get started and sell their product.

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10-23-13 USDA Deputy Under Secretary Bartuska to Present Sustainability Lecture at CSU on Oct 30th…

Posted by Brian Allmer on October 30, 2013

Ann Bartuska, USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics.

Ann Bartuska, USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics.

CSU Science of Sustainability PosterFORT COLLINS - Ann Bartuska, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE), will visit Colorado State University on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to talk about sustainability research.

At 1 p.m., Bartuska will present a free public lecture on “The Science of Sustainability: Multiple Approaches for Complex Issues.” The lecture is sponsored by CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) and will take place at the Lory Student Center in Room 228.

During her time on campus, Bartuska also will meet privately with CSU deans, administrators and SoGES faculty to learn more about the groundbreaking sustainability research being conducted at the University.

The USDA REE Mission Area is dedicated to the creation of a safe, sustainable, competitive U.S. food and fiber system, and strong, healthy communities, families, and youth, through integrated research, analysis, and education.

For more information about the lecture, visit the website http://sustainability.colostate.edu/soges-events

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