Tag Archives: farmers and ranchers

Forest Service Withdraws Proposed Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONThe U.S. Forest Service has officially withdrawn its proposed Groundwater Management Directive, an initiative highly criticized as an attempt by the federal government to control and regulate all bodies of water in the U.S. The directive would have caused major problems for farmers and ranchers, as it would have included Continue reading

Farm Service Agency Seeking County Committee Members

FSAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins on Monday. To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Order to Create Habitat Exchange Program

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed an executive order, creating a voluntary, market-based habitat exchange program that is expected to help keep the Greater Sage Grouse from being placed on the Endangered Species List. The order is being praised by conservationists, energy representatives and government agencies. The Continue reading

Colorado Senators Work Together on WATER ACT

MICHAEL-BENNETgardnerA bipartisan group of senators are working to ensure farmers and ranchers have access to modern and safe water infrastructure. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Gardner Given Friend of Farm Bureau Award

gardnerYesterday, Congressman Cory Gardner (CO-04) was presented with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award at a Longmont farm. The award, which is given out by the American Farm Bureau, seeks to recognize legislators who have done exemplary work promoting the interests of farmers and ranchers. The Bureau’s President, Don Shawcroft, said that Gardner Continue reading

Drought Assistance Deadline Extended

irsFarmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales. That announcement was made by the Internal Revenue Service yesterday. Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Drawbacks of EPA Water Rule

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses yesterday during a House Small Business Committee hearing to examine the impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to redefine “waters of the U.S.” would have on small businesses.  The EPA’s proposed rule, which is subject to a 90-day comment period that ends Continue reading