Op-Ed from CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, “Government at its Worse”
You can file this column under Government at its Worse.
I recently had the opportunity to sit in on a court hearing where the Department of Agriculture and the Attorney General’s office used its government powers to puff its chest and flex its muscles. It was an embarrassing display in which I witnessed a number of professional agricultural workers get badgered, disrespected, and abusively treated in a way that is unacceptable in every other aspect of life. Continue reading →
Op-Ed from CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, “Evil D.C. Politics Infiltrates Colorado Capitol”
When I started in the legislature 13 years ago, there was integrity and collaboration. You could disagree but still have a discussion and still be civil to each other. You would try to find common ground and actually try to solve problems. Now, not so much.
We have a governor who bragged about a stakeholder process for the new oil and gas restrictions when, in fact, there was none– no enviros– no industry. Integrity meant working with constituents to draft problem-solving language. Drafting any legislation in back rooms and then being dishonest when it is introduced is not the definition of good policy making, let alone integrity.
The evil seems to be a continued agenda with absolutely no desire to reach across the aisle to form good policy. From the introduction of bills which would create safe places to inject illegal drugs with new needles given by government to giving our Presidential votes away to the populated states, this governor and lawmakers are taking Colorado down a path of destruction and socialism. Continue reading →
(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 17, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1discussing several topics including:
Recent Trip to Columbia with CALP Class 13
Reaction to Bi-partisan passage of the 2018 Farm Bill in Congress
Thoughts about USMCA & China-US Trade War – Positive Developments
Reaction to McDonald’s “Anti-Antibiotics Movement”
CO Republican Senate Leadership Committees Announced
Reaction to CO House dropping “Agriculture”, “Livestock” & Natural Resources” from the newly created “Rural Affairs” Committee by Speaker-designate KC Becker – For those wishing to make comments to Speaker-elect KC Becker, call her @ 303-866-2578 or 720-318-6023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Work Yet to be Finished & a Look at 2019
Merry Christmas from CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg!
To listen to the interview, click the audio mp3 link below…
Inside the BARN with U.S. Senator Michael Bennet: Closer look at The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and more…
BRIGGSDALE, CO – December 13, 2018 – This has been a very busy week in Washington D.C. as both chambers of Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill, officially known as The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018…and it was in a huge bi-partisan fashion with the US House passing the bill on an overwhelming vote of 369 to 47; not to mention the US Senate passed it on a whopping 87-13 vote as well. The legislation is now headed to the President’s desk for his highly anticipated signature includes: Nutrition, Natural Resources, Dairy Margin Protection Program changes, Young Farmers, Hemp Legalization & much more.
Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill in much more detail is Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry as well as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources…
US Senator Michael Bennet is a member of the Senate committees on Finance; Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. To learn more about the work that US Senator Bennet is doing on behalf of Colorado’s Agriculture Industry and its producers, please visit www.bennet.senate.gov, you can also follow Senator Bennet on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube as well.
Inside the RMFU with Harrison Topp: Policy, 110th Annual Convention, 3rd Innovation Fair & More
BRIGGSDALE, CO – November 1, 2018 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network Inside the BARN for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Membership Field Representative Harrison Topp, discussing several topics including…
(BARN Media /FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) April 24, 2018 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Clint Evans, State Conservationist with NRCS-CO discussing several topics including:
Importance of conservation planning for drought
Conservation and production go hand in hand to improve farmers and ranchers bottom line
Continuous sign up for EQIP and CSP
Conservation District local work group meetings – setting resource priorities