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...
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 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 ...

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 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 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...

Bennet Spotlights Colorado's Innovation Economy with Visits to Fort Collins Firms

Business Tour Highlights Need to Fix Tax Code to Help Spur Innovation

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today kicked-off his two-day Front Range #COinnovation tour with visits to two firms at the center of Northern Colorado’s innovation economy: Wolf Robotics and Tolmar, Inc. The tour comes a week after a report by the Kauffman Foundation ranked Fort Collins 2nd nationally for high-tech st...

Bennet, Udall Thank National Park Service for Responding to Northwest Colorado Companies' Concerns About New Insurance Requirements

Costlier Insurance Mandate Would Have Driven Outfitters, Concessioners Out of Dinosaur National Monument

Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, thanked the National Park Service for responding to Colorado small businesses' concerns and halting the agency's new insurance requirements for outfitters and concessioners who operate in Dinosaur National Monument. The proposed insuran...

USDA Designates Baca and Prowers Counties as Disaster Areas Due to Spring Freeze

Farmers Eligible for Assistance through Farm Service Agency

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Baca and Prowers counties as contiguous disaster areas due to a freeze that occurred in April and May. The designations make farm operators in these counties eligible for federal assistance from the Farm Service Agency...