04-03-17 More Farm Bill Listening Sessions Slated for US Senator Michael Bennet…

More Farm Bill Listening Sessions Slated for US Senator Michael Bennet…

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is partnering with local producers and agricultural organizations to hold listening sessions across the state in advance of his work on the next Farm Bill.

Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held similar staff-led meetings with farmers and ranchers that informed his work on the 2014 Farm Bill. The 2014 Farm Bill provided new resources to rural communities, cut red tape by streamlining dozens of programs, and reduced the deficit. The bill also included important provisions to improve forest health, reduce the risk of wildfires, and strengthen conservation programs.

The listening sessions will gather members of the agricultural community to meet with policy advisors and regional liaisons from Bennet’s staff.  Times and locations for the upcoming listening sessions are listed below. 

 

April 4

La Jara

9 – 10:30am

Knights of Columbus Hall

521 Spruce St., La Jara, CO 81140

Mosca

1 – 2:30pm

Valley Roots Food Hub

5401 Terry St., Mosca, CO 81146

Monte Vista

4 – 5:30pm

Nino’s Restaurant

118 Adams St., Monte Vista, CO 81144

April 7

Lakewood

9 – 10:30am

Everitt Farms

9400 W Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226

April 11

Craig

9 – 10:30am

Moffat County Extension Office

Community Room

539 Barclay St., Craig, CO 81625

Steamboat

2:30 – 4pm

Steamboat Springs Community Center

1605 Lincoln Ave., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

April 12

Grand Junction

9 – 10:30am

Old Mesa County Courthouse

Multiple Purpose Room

544 Rood Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501

Hotchkiss

1:30 – 3pm

Delicious Orchards

39126 Highway 133, Hotchkiss, CO 81419

April 13

Delta

9 – 10:30am

Delta County Courthouse

Room 234

501 Palmer St., Delta, CO 81416

Montrose

1:30 – 3pm

Montrose County Fairgrounds (Pioneer Room)

1001 N 2nd St., Montrose, CO 81401

Nucla

5 – 6:30pm

First Park Community Center

1045 Main St., Nucla, CO 81424

April 14

Cortez

9 – 10:30am

Dolores Water Conservancy District

60 Cactus St., Cortez, CO 81321

Durango

2:30 – 4pm

La Plata County Administration Building

Board Room

1101 E 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301

The Farm Bill governs our national food and farm policy, including crop insurance, nutrition, and conservation, and is typically reauthorized every five years. Lawmakers in the House and Senate Agriculture committees are beginning to develop the next Farm Bill, before the current measure expires in late 2018.

Space is limited, so please RSVP with this link.

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