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Michael Bennet's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. Senate (CO) - Sr, Democratic
Date Title
March 2, 2017 Crapo, Stabenow Lead Bipartisan Bill Addressing Shortfall of Veterinarians in Rural Areas
April 22, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Defend Agriculture in T-TIP
March 22, 2016 USDA to Increase Irrigation Rental Rates for Republican River Farmers and Ranchers Following Urging from Bennet
March 3, 2016 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Higher Irrigation Rental Rates for Republican River Farmers and Ranchers
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Agriculture
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Putting Colorado First
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Oct. 28, 2015 USDA Designates Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, and Montrose Counties as Disaster Areas Due to Severe Freeze
May 13, 2015 USDA Designates 3 Colorado Counties as Contiguous Disaster Areas Due to Drought
May 4, 2015 USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces $235 Million Available for Conservation Programs
April 23, 2015 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Conservation Reserve Program
Feb. 5, 2015 Crapo Introduces Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation
Feb. 4, 2015 Drought Conditions Bring USDA Disaster Designations for Colorado Counties
Jan. 28, 2015 Older Americans Act Advances with Bennet-Backed "Locally Grown Foods' Provision
Dec. 4, 2014 Bennet Presses NRCS on Efficient Implementation of Farm Bill Conservation Programs
Nov. 19, 2014 The Coloradoan - Report Links Climate Change, Federal Insurance Losses
Nov. 18, 2014 Supports National Disaster Tax Relief Act to Help Farmers, Ranchers Rebuild Vital Infrastructure
Oct. 7, 2014 Bennet: Expanded Access to Farm Loans Benefits Colorado's Beginning, Family Farmers
Sept. 19, 2014 Bennet Welcomes FDA Revision of Spent Grains and Food Safety Regulations
Sept. 12, 2014 National Farmers Union Honors Bennet with Golden Triangle Award
July 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Clarity Over the Clean Water Act
July 2, 2014 Ten Southwest and San Luis Valley Counties Receive Drought Disaster Designations from USDA
April 25, 2014 Rural Development Grants Key Part of 2014 Farm Bill
April 24, 2014 Bennet Welcomes FDA's Clarification of Spent Grains Rule
April 16, 2014 From Family Farm to Pint Glass: Rural Development Funds Supporting Small Business Growing Barley for Brewers
April 9, 2014 Bennet Reminds Coloradans that Livestock Disaster Assistance Sign-Up Starts Next Week
April 9, 2014 Designations Make Farmers, Ranchers Eligible for Assistance
March 21, 2014 Bennet Applauds Mexico's Decision to Open Markets to Colorado Potatoes
March 20, 2014 Latest in Series of Statewide Meetings to Share Information on Bill
March 11, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Dairy Products in the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Feb. 21, 2014 Bennet Visits Greeley to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage
Feb. 20, 2014 Bennet Visits Delta to Celebrate Farm Bill Passage
Feb. 14, 2014 USDA Announces Livestock Disaster Signup Begins in April
Feb. 7, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Provide Relief During Propane Shortage
Feb. 5, 2014 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture - Calls On Obama Administration To Implement Livestock Disaster Programs Immediately
Feb. 4, 2014 Five-Year Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk
Jan. 29, 2014 Bennet's Forest Health Measures Included in Farm Bill, House Passes Conference Report
Jan. 27, 2014 Farm Bill Nears Finish Line, Bennet Signs Conference Report
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Agriculture
Dec. 23, 2013 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor - Stop OSHA's Illegal Regulatory Actions
Nov. 18, 2013 Letter to Robert Bonnie, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Maintain Funding for Snow Data, Water Supply Monitoring Program
Nov. 6, 2013 Beetle-Kill Trees to Dollar Bills: Bennet Welcomes USDA Research Grant
Oct. 30, 2013 Bennet Opens Farm Bill Conference with Call for Principled, Practical Compromise to Provide Certainty for Colorado Producers
Oct. 15, 2013 Bennet Statement on Farm Bill Conference
Sept. 30, 2013 Letter to Sec. Tom Vilsack, United States Dept. of Agriculture - Expedite Flood Assistance
Sept. 24, 2013 Bennet Announces $684,000 in USDA Grants for Colorado
Aug. 28, 2013 Seven Colorado Counties Designated as Drought Disaster Areas; Eligible for Emergency Support
Aug. 28, 2013 Bennet Listens to Local Producers about Farm Bill
Aug. 28, 2013 Bennet Meets with Farmers, Discusses Need to Fix Our Immigration System
Aug. 27, 2013 Bennet Tours Farms in Southeastern Colorado Suffering from Drought
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