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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