One year after the president signed into law the bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”), 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 celebrated the progress made to implement key Colorado priorities in the Farm Bill, and highlighted work that still needs to be done.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that Boulder-based Mad Agriculture will receive a $817,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support farmers who are transitioning to regenerative and organic farming.

Federal Agency Accepts Bennet, Romney Request to Review USDA’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Following Senators’ Letter, Government Accountability Office Will Review Implementation and Effectiveness of Program

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accepted their request to review the effectiveness and implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP).

Bennet Announces Over $600,000 in Local Food Promotion Grants to Colorado Organizations

USDA Grants to San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition, Bytable Foods Will Support Local Markets and Producers

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, announced that the San Luis Valley (SLV) Local Foods Coalition and Bytable will receive funding through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Bennet Introduces New Bipartisan Legislation to Stop the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Bill Strengthens Preventative Efforts to Protect Water Infrastructure and Ecosystems from Invasive Mussels

Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act of 2019, new legislation to slow the movement of aquatic invasive species, like zebra and quagga mussels, into Colorado, Montana, and other Western States.

Bennet Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Take Away Food Assistance from Hundreds of Thousands of Americans

Final USDA Rule Would Take Food from Americans Struggling to Make Ends Meet, Bypass Congressional Intent

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the statement below following the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule that would significantly alter eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), taking away food assistance from hundreds of thousands of Americans nationwide, including an estimated 41,000 Coloradans.