Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced the Healthy Watersheds, Healthy Communities Act to help American agriculture and communities become more resilient to drought and flooding by improving the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations program (also known as “PL-566”).

Bennet, Daines, Neguse Introduce Bill to Address Housing Shortage in Rural and Mountain Communities

Bipartisan Bill Strengthens the Authority of the United States Forest Service to Lease Underutilized Sites to Address Local Needs

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) introduced the Forest Service Flexible Housing Partnerships Act to help address the housing shortage in rural and mountain communities.

Bennet, Baldwin, Ernst Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Mental Health Resources for Farmers, Rural Communities

Farmers’ Suicide Rate Is Three and a Half Times Higher Than The General Population

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the Farmers First Act of 2023, legislation to address the mental health crisis in rural America and expand access to critical mental health support and resources for our nation’s farming and ranching communities.

Bennet, Marshall Introduce Bill to Spur Cutting Edge Research in American Agriculture

ACE Agriculture Act Would Reauthorize and Expand USDA Program to Fuel Breakthrough Agricultural Research and Development

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) introduced the Advancing Cutting Edge (ACE) Agriculture Act to support high-risk, high-reward agricultural research and development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Bennet Welcomes Nearly $1 Billion from Biden Administration to Address the Western Water and Climate Crisis

Departments of Agriculture and Interior Announce Historic Climate Investments and New Strategy to Address Western Drought

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed nearly $1 billion from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to address the Western water crisis and to invest in environmentally-friendly farming practices.

Bennet Addresses Colorado Water Congress Amid Critical Colorado River Negotiations

Bennet Celebrates Coloradans For Leading By Example on Water Conservation; Vows to Be A Voice for Upper Basin in Washington, D.C.

Amid critical Colorado River negotiations, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today addressed the Colorado Water Congress about the urgent work ahead to secure the future of the Colorado River Basin. Bennet called on the audience to define a new vision for the Colorado River, celebrated Colorado’s example on water conservation, and vowed to champion the interests of the Upper Basin in Washington, D.C.

Support Grows for Bennet’s Affordable and Secure Food Act

242 Ag Groups Send Letter to Schumer, McConnell in Support of ASFA

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet highlighted growing support for his Affordable and Secure Food Act (ASFA), including in a letter from 242 agricultural industry groups representing family farmers, ranchers, producers, and the agricultural industry urging U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to attach the bill to the end-of-year omnibus bill.