03-21-18 Inside Colorado Mills with Rick Robbins: Colorado’s Port of Entry Issue & How SB 18-197 Would Help Agriculture…

Inside Colorado Mills with Rick Robbins: Colorado’s Port of Entry Issue & How SB 18-197 Would Help Agriculture…

(The BARN / FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) March 21, 2018 – According to Prowers Economic Prosperity, agriculture is the primary driver of the economy in Southeast Colorado.  And it’s becoming increasingly difficult for that area’s farmers and ranchers to be successful and profitable. One particular issue that is hampering ag producers in that part f the state is that the current law requires motor vehicles having an empty weight of 16,000 or more pounds or a motor vehicle that weighs 26,001 or more pounds fully loaded to clear a port of entry within 5 miles of its route. There is a bill that has been introduced in the Colorado Senate Agriculture Committee, Senate Bill 18-197, that would exempt motor vehicles hauling only agricultural products from the current law. Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss SB 18-197 and its impact on his business in Lamar is Rick Robbins, General Manager of Colorado Mills

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