Bennet Applauds Passage of Senate Farm Bill

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 applauded Senate passage of the Farm Bill. 20 Bennet-led priorities were included in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.

“This bipartisan Farm Bill incorporates ideas and suggestions that we’ve heard across our state,” Bennet said. “The bill legalizes hemp, eliminating uncertainty for businesses in Colorado. The bill also maintains crop insurance, invests in forest health and conservation, secures food assistance for families in need, and expands opportunity for the next generation of farmers and ranchers. We should move this bill quickly to the President’s desk before the end of September—especially given the uncertainty communities face over drought, commodity prices, and trade.”

A video of Bennet discussing the Colorado priorities in the Farm Bill is available HERE.

A summary of the Bennet-led provisions included in the Farm Bill is available HERE.

Bennet’s Senate floor speech from earlier this week is available HERE.