Bennet Talks Agriculture Exports at Beyond Colorado Roundtable

Discussed Importance of Exports for Rural Economic Development

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sat down with leaders from Colorado’s agriculture and rural communities in addition to local farmers and ranchers to discuss trade priorities and the critical part agricultural exports play in our state’s economy. Bennet was joined by Director of the Colorado Wheat Administrati...

Bennet Tours Farms in Southeastern Colorado Suffering from Drought

Discusses Urgent Need to Pass Long-Term Farm Bill to Help Producers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today visited three farms in Southeast Colorado to see first-hand the effects of the ongoing severe drought conditions. Bennet met with former Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Stulp, who is currently a policy advisor to the Governor, Jenny Peterson, Farm Programs Chief for the Colorado ...

Bennet Visits Cooksey Farms to Highlight Need to Pass Farm Bill

New strain of wheat developed at CSU using research funding from Farm Bill

Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet met with farmers, members of the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF), Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), researchers and officials from Colorado State University Fort Collins at Cooksey Farms to highlight Snowmass Wheat, an innovative new strain of wheat that combines the...

Bennet Spotlights Benefits of USDA Rural Development Resources

Grants and revolving loans key to supporting rural economies

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today met with small business owners, hospital officials, and firefighters, along with representatives from the Highline Rural Electric Association and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to highlight and discuss the importance of USDA Rural Development resources in the Farm Bill...

Bennet Tours New Prairie Public School Facility

Meets with Students, Teachers, School Officials to Discuss Challenges Facing Rural Schools

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today toured the new P-12 Prairie Public School, visited with students and teachers, and met with the Superintendents Advisory Group, Superintendent Joe Kimmel, and other regional school officials. Bennet and the school officials discussed the unique challenges rural schools confront, includin...
Mineral Leasing Revenues Help Communities Provide Critical Services Announcement Follows Urging by Bennet and Udall to Release Royalties Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that the Department of the Interior would, in fiscal ...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today congratulated Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a former Fort Carson soldier, on being awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony today at the White House. “Staff Sgt. Ty Carter embodies the values that make this country great – selflessness, fearlessness, and courage,” Bennet s...

Bennet Calls on Washington to Take Actions to Combat Persistent Wildfire Risks

Flurry of Significant Reports on Fire Danger Spurs Urgent Call to Action

Following a recent wave of reports detailing increased risks to our ability to prepare for and respond to wildfires, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today called on Congress and the Administration to quickly take action to combat these increasing threats. Bennet is calling on Congress to pass the Farm Bill, which includes fo...