Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, today issued the following statement after the Farm Bill expired at midnight last night.
“Between a trade war and severe drought, Colorado’s farmers and ranchers need more certainty—not less. In the Senate Agriculture Committee, we crafted a truly bipartisan Farm Bill that received 86 votes on the Senate floor. Incorporating ideas we heard from Coloradans, the Senate bill directly benefits our state by legalizing hemp, maintaining a strong farm safety net, investing in conservation, and improving forest management. While the House continues to try to pass their partisan bill, we will keep working across the aisle to send a strong, bipartisan Farm Bill to the President’s desk as soon as possible.”
A summary of the 20 Bennet-led provisions included in the Senate Farm Bill is available HERE.