As a member of the Agriculture, Water & Natural Resources Committee, I am an outspoken advocate and leader for our farmers and ranchers. Our agriculturalists are cornerstone members of our community in Northwest Colorado, and I am proud to advocate for the needs of our farmers and ranches. We must balance the needs of the agricultural community and the threats of climate change to make sure that agriculture has a bright future in Colorado.
SB23-256: Ensured that prior to the reintroduction of wolves, a 10J Rule had been granted to Colorado from the U.S. Department of Interior. Vetoed by the Governor.
HB23-1094: Expand a program that provides financial incentives to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses to hire interns.
HB23-1011: Empowers farmers and independent repair shops to access the tools and software they need to repair their own equipment.
SB23-050: Expands opportunities for agricultural workers to apply for financial loans.
SB23-255: Supports livestock owners who will be most impacted by wolf reintroduction by creating adequate compensation for depredation.
Support the needs of farmers and ranchers.
Preserve agricultural lifestyles and values while looking to the future.
Protect the Western Slope’s water resources.
Address threats to crops and livestock at the state level.
Work to pass legislation to support ranchers and farmers as we navigate the negative impacts of wolf reintroduction.