06-19-19 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) June 19, 2019 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and Farm Cast Radio inside The BARN is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-District 1  discussing several topics including:

  • Interim Senate Committee Work & Tours in Colorado
  • Colorado BEST Grants
  • CDA makes changes to Out of State Commercial Applicators Rules
  • CDA vs Three Commercial Pesticide Applicators
  • CDOT vs Private Landowners’ Signage along Highways in Colorado
  • Weld County Parkway should be a model for CDOT
  • Summer Driving & Safety on the Roadways for Everyone, including CSP
  • & More

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05-20-19 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) May 20, 2019 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and Farm Cast Radio inside The BARN is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-District 1  discussing several topics including:

  • National Trade Issues effecting Colorado’s Agriculture (USMCA-ChinaTrade War)
  • Recap and thoughts on 2019 Colorado Legislative Session
  • Thoughts on various Recall Efforts
  • Thoughts on the new PAW Committee
  • & More

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04-15-19 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) April 15, 2019 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and Farm Cast Radio inside The BARN is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-District 1  discussing several topics including:

  • National Trade Issues effecting Colorado’s Agriculture (USMCA-ChinaTrade War)
  • Full Day Kindergarten – Was For Now Against
  • 2020 Budget & Self-Induced Recession
  • New Taxes or “Fees” from the CO Dept of Revenue (Fertilizer Tax – Ex-Military Vehicle Title Issue – Conservation Easement Problem)
  • Thoughts about curent Recalls of Laws, Legislators & the Governor
  • Thoughts about Steve Silvermans selection as next CO Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture & the direction of the CDA in general
  • Road Safety this Spring as it pertains to Agriculture Equipment
  • & More

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03-26-19 Op-Ed from CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, “Government at its Worse”

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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

03-21-19 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) March 21, 2019 – Joining the Colorado Ag News Network and Farm Cast Radio inside The BARN is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-District 1  discussing several topics including:

  • Recap 2019 CO Ag Day at the Capitol (Livestream Archives)
  • Thoughts on Current Trade Issues (USMCA, New Brazilian Wheat Rade Announcement & China Trade War)
  • Thoughts on CO Legislation including: SB19-042, HB19-1032, SB19-181, SB19-1177, SB19-1257 & SB19-1258)
  • Support of Full Day Kindergarten Legislation
  • Sen Sonnenberg’s Committee Work, Resolutions & Bills
  • His thoughts on Recall Efforts for legislation, elected officials and regarding th Governor
  • Watch out for Ag on the Roadways & thoughts for fellow ag producers in neighboring states like NE, the Dakotas and others downriver…
  • & More

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03-04-19 Op-Ed from CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, “Evil D.C. Politics Infiltrates Colorado Capitol”

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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

02-14-19 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) February 14, 2019 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1  discussing several topics including:

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12-17-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(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 1  discussing 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 repkcbecker@gmail.com
  • Committee Work Yet to be Finished & a Look at 2019
  • Merry Christmas from CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg!
  • & More

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11-19-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) November 19, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1  discussing several topics including:

  • 2018 Farm Bill – Will it pass in the Lame Duck?
  • Trade Situation – USMCA & China Trade War
  • Recapping the 2018 Elections – Nation vs CO & the “Blue Wave”
  • CO SoS: Record number of votes cast in Colorado midterm
  • CO Legislature Leadership Positions Announced (Republican & Democrat Caucus Elections for CO Senate)
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING from CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg!
  • & More

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10-15-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) October 15, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1  discussing several topics including:

  • 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee working on Extension?
  • Thoughts on new USMCA (NAFTA 2.0)
  • Thoughts on USDA Trade Aid Package
  • Interim Committee Work Update (Water Resources Review Committee, Education Finance Reform & Capital Development)
  • Positions on Upcoming Ballot Initiatives (BALLOTPEDIA)
  • CO Election 2018 Ballots Mailed out Oct 15th
  • CALP Class 13’s International Trip to Columbia & New CALP Corner Radio Series Inside the BARN
  • & More

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09-17-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) September 17, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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08-20-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) August 20, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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07-16-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) July 16, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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06-18-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) June 18, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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05-21-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) May 21, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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04-16-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) April 16, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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03-19-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) March 19, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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02-19-18 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) February 19, 2018 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

  • Senate Bill 18-001 Update – Transportation Funding
  • Senate Bill 18-002 Update – Rural Broadband Expansion
  • Senate Bill 18-061 Update – CO Income Tax Reduction
  • Three Conservation Easement Bills – held over until March
  • Frustration over 2018 Ballot Measure & Title Board’s Process
  • Update on State Land Board’s Overreach
  • Proposed Colorado Millet Marketing Order from HPMA
  • Reaction to 65th District Representative Jon Becker not seeking 4th term
  • Thoughts on CO State Auditor’s Recent Survey about Ag Sales Taxes
  • REMINDER: Colorado Ag Day at the Capitol is March 22nd
  • & More

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12-18-17 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

CMU Honorary Masters Degree,  Commodity Prices, Colorado Millet Marketing Order, Rural Broadband, Education Finance Committee – Mill Levy Differences, Property Tax Calculations, State Land Board Production Reporting, Road Usage Charge, NWSS Center Improvements, Upcoming Ag Events, Holiday Wishes & More…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 18, 2017 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

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11-20-17 Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg: YF&R and Water Resources Committees, Odor Lawsuit, CALP & More…

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Inside the BARN with CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg…

YF&R and Water Resources Committees, Odor Lawsuit, CALP & More…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) November 20, 2017 – Joining me inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network is CO Senator Jerry Sonnenberg from District 1 discussing several topics including:

  •  Legislator of the Year Award Recognition
  • Young Farmer & Rancher Committee Update
  • Water Resources Committee Update
  • Odor Lawsuit against Great Western Sugar in Ft Morgan
  • CALP Alumni Reunion & 2018 Gov’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture
  • Thanksgiving Wishes
  • & More

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