Colorado Farm Show Announces 2020 Scholarships
DECEMBER 6, 2019 – GREELEY, CO – The Colorado Farm Show will award twelve high school seniors and two college students a total of $29,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses.
The Colorado Farm Show Board would like to wish all recipients Good Luck in their future educational paths, including: Continue reading
U.S. Senator Bennet Unveils Discussion Draft to Create New Tax Credit for Farmers and Ranchers to Capture Carbon in the Land Sector
Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today released a discussion draft of legislation to establish a new tax credit for farmers and ranchers, state and local governments, and tribes, to sequester carbon in agriculture, forestry, rangelands, and wetlands.
“I’ve had countless conversations with farmers and ranchers across Colorado, and time and again I hear that the changing climate is making it harder for them to grow their business and make ends meet,” said Bennet. “The discussion draft we are releasing today is a first step in empowering farmers and ranchers to both improve their bottom line and be a part of the solution to a changing climate. And I believe this is an effort that both parties can unite around.”
In the most recent United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, scientists estimated that the land sector can sequester 30 percent of global carbon emissions. In Colorado, many farmers and ranchers are already implementing innovative solutions to sequester carbon, but the cost of initial investments often presents a serious challenge.
The tax credit in Bennet’s proposal has two parts: Continue reading