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03-04-14 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Gov’s Forum, CO Ag Hall of Fame, NFU Convention & MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on March 4, 2014

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) February 4th, 2014 - Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, CO Legislative Issues & much more…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…


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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion - CLICK HERE

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02-05-14 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Farm Bill, CO Legislative Issues & MUCH MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on February 5, 2014

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) January 5th, 2014 - Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, CO Legislative Issues & much more…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…


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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion - CLICK HERE

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12-05-13 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Farm Bill, Convention, 2013 Recap, 2014 Preview & MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on December 5, 2013

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) December 5th, 2013  - Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, the recent RMFU Convention and Peppler will also take a look back at 2013 and a look ahead at 2014 from his perspective for the RMFU…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…


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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion - CLICK HERE

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09-13-13 ASI WEEKLY NEWS FOR SHEEP INDUSTRY LEADERS…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 13, 2013


Charleston Trivia

The first shot to be fired in the Civil War was fired by Confederates on Morris Island. Morris Island is an 840-acre uninhabited island in Charleston Harbor accessible only by boat. The island lies in the outer reaches of the harbor and was thus a strategic location in the Civil War.
Save the dates for the 2014 American Sheep Industry Association Convention being held in Charleston Jan. 22-25. More information is coming soon.

Oct. 8 Webinar: Reducing Labor at Lambing Time

Registration is now open for the Oct. 8 webinar entitled Reducing Labor at Lambing Time. The session will begin at 7 p.m. EDT and will be hosted by Jay Parsons, Ph.D., Colorado State University and Optimal Ag.  Presenters Philip Berg and Mike Caskey of the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program will lead discussions about labor-saving watering, feeding and bedding systems as well as present layouts of warm lambing barns and sheep flow options. To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7717993636852468993. A confirmation email will be sent confirming registration. This webinar is part of the American Sheep Industry Association’s “Grow Our Flock” initiative.

Meat Groups Fail In Attempt to Stop Implementation of COOL 

A district court judge denied a motion that would have halted the implementation of a meat labeling rule issued by the U.S. government in order to comply with an adverse World Trade Organization decision on Wednesday.  Read the rest of this entry »

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09-13-13 14th Annual Action 22 Annual Conference in CO Springs on October 11-12…REGISTER TODAY!

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 13, 2013

Action 22 Inc LogoAction 22 CO Counties - MapThe 14th Annual Conference and Washington Round Up is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, 2013 at the Embassy Suites, Colorado Springs.   Register Now!The Annual Conference is held on the I-25 corridor  in Pueblo or Colorado Springs each year to make it most accessible to our all our membership and to invited guests and speakers from around the State and from Washington, D.C. Embassy Suites, just off I-25, offers an attractive, affordable and easily accessible location for our meeting.
The 2013 event promises information on the issues we are all concerned about — marijuana, School Finance Act, the economy — to name a few.   In addition, the 23 legislators representing a portion of the Action 22 territory have been invited to join us for lunch on Friday, October 11, to discuss potential legislation in 2014.   Colorado’s congressional delegation will speak to us during lunch on Saturday, October 12.
SPEAKERS
Pollster Floyd Ciruli, School Finance Act, US Senator Udall, British Consul-General, Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plan (last of two sites in the country), Water Plan, School Common Core State Standards, Congressmen Gardner and Tipton — are among the speakers for the two day conference!

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REGISTRATION FORM
You may register via this email, on the websitewww.action22.org effective September 1, using the form below or by calling the Action 22 office at 1.888.799.1799.   Mastercard, Visa and Discover Cards are accepted. Action 22 members may be invoiced if so desired.
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Cathy Garcia
Action 22, Inc.
cathy@action22.org
1-888-799-1799

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09-11-13 NMPF and IDFA Urge Wisconsin Lawmakers to Reject State Legislation Allowing Sales of Unpasteurized Milk…

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 11, 2013

IDFA-International Dairy Foods Association logo2NMPF-National Milk Producers Federation logo 2ARLINGTON, VA – For the second time in three years, organizations representing the nation’s dairy farmers and dairy companies jointly urged state lawmakers in Wisconsin to reject efforts allowing raw milk sales directly to consumers in the nation’s second-largest dairy state.

In a letter sent Tuesday to Wisconsin state senators, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) said that the risks inherent in raw dairy products are not worth any purported benefits to either consumers or producers of unpasteurized milk products. The two associations urged lawmakers to reject Wisconsin State Senate bill 236, which would allow the state‐wide direct sale of raw milk. The measure is the subject of a hearing today in Madison.

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09-06-13 *Tigges Farm News* Who Says Nothing is FREE?

Posted by Brian Allmer on September 6, 2013

Tigges Farm has a slightly different approach to Agri-Tourism called FREE! Instead of adding events and activities and charging an admission fee or doing tickets, they just anti-up, dig in their own pocketbook and keep it free. Everyone is invited to be a part of the fun too.

Kathy Rickart, Ken Tigges and Gale Loeffler, co-managers agree, “The pay comes back in smiles, laughter and seeing families have fun. It’s priceless on our end and we wouldn’t have it any other way so long as we can make ends meet.”

Rickart states, “We decided to make the leap into Agri-Tourism and started planning activities in November last year, but our philosophy has been to not dig deep into the pockets of families and nothing scary at the farm. That philosophy continues with our leap into Agri-Tourism.”

So what did Tigges Farm, located at 12404 WCR 64 ½, Greeley add to the 28 years of fresh produce, roasted chilies and a pumpkin patch? Check out the following schedule of free events, designed to be enjoyed by young and old, (weather permitting). If it is has a * it is something new this year. For details on each event go to www.TiggesFarm.com and click Calendar of Events… Read the rest of this entry »

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08-20-13 *NCGA News* Our View: More Voices, More Action…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 20, 2013

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NCGA President Pam Johnson

NCGA President Pam Johnson

Submitted to BARN Media by: Pam Johnson, President, National Corn Growers Association

As NCGA president, I was very proud when we announced last week that NCGA had reached a record membership of more than 40,000 active members. This milestone is the result of a lot of hard work, and the work of many hands – our recruiters who reach out across their fields to their neighbors and friends, our state and national staff who implement so many important programs, and our grower-leaders who have led NCGA and its state affiliates.

There could not be a better time, or a more important time, to have these new members. For if there is anything we have learned, it’s that farmer voices are respected and followed. And now is the time for us to raise our voices, as we face two significant challenges in the weeks ahead.

First, there is the farm bill; or, rather, the lack of a farm bill. The currently extended 2008 farm bill expireson September 30 and Congress is significantly split on a future direction. With members of Congress back home this month and returning to the Capitol after Labor Day, we need to remind them again and again why a farm bill is important.

Many of us have representatives and senators who are on our side very vocal on the issue, and we need to thank them and challenge them to work with their friends in Congress to get more Yea votes on the farm bill.

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08-16-13 CSU and CU Team Up to ‘Tackle Hunger’ at Rocky Mountain Showdown…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 16, 2013

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FORT COLLINS - Colorado’s research universities are teaming up to fight hunger on the same day their football teams square off in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown, set for 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

“Tackle Hunger” will collect monetary donations from fans attending the annual game matching football teams from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado. Money collected will be divided between Feeding America food banks in Larimer and Boulder counties.

CSU President Tony Frank and CU Chancellor Phil DiStefano issued a joint statement supporting the new initiative: “The two universities often collaborate on research and other initiatives that benefit the entire state. The ‘Tackle Hunger’ challenge is yet another example of the many ways that higher education institutions in Colorado support our communities.”

Volunteers from the Food Bank for Larimer County in Fort Collins and Community Food Share in Louisville, which serves Boulder and Broomfield counties, will collect cash donations from tailgating fans prior to the game. Volunteers at the stadium gates will be equipped to accept cash and credit card donations.

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08-08-13 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Farm Bill, Immigration Reform, COOL and MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on August 8, 2013

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(BARN Media & CoAgNews Network – Briggsdale, CO) August 8th, 2013  - Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, Immigration Reform, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) lawsuit, the USDA issuing the 2013 Final Rule on the Renewable Fuels Standard, he 141st CO FFA State Fair and much more…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…

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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion - CLICK HERE

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07-10-13 RMFU Says No to Splitting Farm Bill…

Posted by Brian Allmer on July 10, 2013

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In a letter to Congressional representatives of Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming,  RMFU President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo., farmer, gave categorical opposition to removing the nutrition title from the Farm Bill. “Our organizational policy, which is set by grassroots members, recognizes the importance of nutrition programs to our nation’s future, security, and well-being,” Peppler said. “We are absolutely opposed to the cynical attempt to divide the interests of agricultural producers and America’s neediest citizens.”

The letter points out that every nutrition dollar puts 20 cents in the pocket of farmers and ranchers. “Someone has to grow the food for programs that feed schoolchildren and the elderly,” Peppler said. According to USDA estimates, 70% of nutrition money goes to households with children, and about 80 percent of SNAP recipients are either employed or on Social Security. A SNAP (“food stamp”) dollar adds $1.80 to the local economy.

The letter concludes, “The effort to break the link between family farms and the urban poor is meant to disenfranchise both groups, a simple hope to divide and defeat. Our members understand that, and they do not support that effort.”

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06-30-13 US Senator Bennet and Colorado Community Leaders Celebrate Passage of Bipartisan Immigration Bill…

Posted by Brian Allmer on June 30, 2013

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Denver, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today joined members of Colorado’s faith, Latino, business, agriculture, government, and law enforcement communities to celebrate the Senate’s recent passage of a comprehensive bill that fixes our broken immigration system.

Participants at the rally, listed below, praised the work of the bipartisan ‘Group of 8,’ of which Bennet is a member, and called on the House of Representatives to pass immigration reform.

“Seven months ago we came together to launch the Colorado Compact to send a message to Washington that it was time to fix our immigration system. The Senate got the message and the groups here today played an important role helping us shape the bill,” Bennet said. 

“The bill we passed will strengthen our economy, reduce the deficit, and secure our borders. It provides relief for businesses and protects American workers. It will reunite families and provide a path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the shadows. My thanks goes to everyone who made their voice heard. Now, I hope the House of Representatives will take a serious look at the Senate bill and work constructively to pass legislation this summer.”

The Senate passed the sweeping bill Thursday in a broad bipartisan vote of 68-32. The bill makes important reforms to an outdated visa system that protects American workers, provides significantly more tools and resources to secure the border, establishes a sensible system for the future flow of immigration and creates a tough but fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

The ‘Group of 8’ worked with a diverse group of stakeholders to craft the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, which was introduced in April. The bill underwent an extensive consideration process in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where members of the Committee debated amendments for over 30 hours. In the end, hundreds of amendments were filed and considered with dozens from both sides of the aisle accepted. The bill advanced out of the committee with a bipartisan 13-5 vote.

The bill now awaits consideration by the House of Representatives. The strong bipartisan vote in the Senate is expected to put pressure on that body to act on the legislation.

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06-27-13 Inside the RMFU with President Kent Peppler…Farm Bill, Immigration, CO State Fair and MORE…

Posted by Brian Allmer on June 27, 2013

Kent Peppler RMFU President

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) June 27th, 2013  - Joining me Inside the BARN on the Colorado Ag News Network for this month’s Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Radioline Report is RMFU President Kent Peppler of Mead, CO, discussing several topics including: the Farm Bill, SB-252 Increasing the Renewable Energy Mandate in Colorado signed into law by GOV Hickenlooper, the upcoming county & of course the 141st CO FFA State Fair and much more…

To listen to the interview with RMFU President Kent Peppler, click the mp3 audio link below…

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To learn more about the Rocky Mountain Farmers Uinion - CLICK HERE

To learn more about the RMFU’s Renewable Energy Center - CLICK HERE

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