01-13-19 CLA: ‘Agriculture’ to Remain in the Title of the House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee

‘Agriculture’ to Remain in the Title of the House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee

CO Speaker of the House, KC Becker

On behalf of the livestock industry, the Colorado Livestock Association would like to thank Speaker of the House, KC Becker, for her decision to include agriculture in the title of the House Rural Affairs & Agriculture Committee for the 2019 legislative session.

“We sincerely appreciate Speaker Becker’s acknowledgement of agriculture as an important and significant part of Colorado’s economy in the naming of the Committee,” stated Bill Hammerich, CEO of Colorado Livestock Association. Colorado agriculture contributes $41 billion to the state economy and employs nearly 173,000 people.

Representative KC Becker, represents District 13, which includes; Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin,Grand and Jackson counties. She was elected by her democratic colleagues to serve as Speaker of the House and she serves as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council and the Vice Chair of the Legislative Council.

The Colorado Livestock Association focuses on building relationships between producers, building relationships with regulatory agencies and legislators, and bringing forth future Colorado agriculture leaders. CLA has been a leader on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas when it comes to issues impacting Colorado’s livestock industry.

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