08.21.17

Gardner Tours Eastern Plains Farms on Day One of Annual Colorado Farm Tour

Washington, DC –Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) finished day one of his annual Colorado Farm Tour on Monday. He spent the day on the Eastern Plains.

“My annual farm tour is an excellent opportunity to hear firsthand from the men and women that are part of Colorado’s agriculture industry,” said Gardner. “Throughout the week I’ll be stopping at different farms and businesses across the Eastern Plains to see what I can be doing to best serve our farmers, ranchers, and small businesses involved in agriculture.”

Gardner started off the day in Kit Carson County at Eastern Colorado Seeds in Burlington. He then went to Cheyenne County to meet with some local farm bureau members before stopping at Nan’s in Cheyenne Wells for a lunch meeting with county officials and additional farmers from the community. Gardner’s next stop of the day was in Kiowa County at a Milo farm a few miles outside of Eads. Also included in the day was a separate stop away from the farm tour. Gardner visited Camp Amache, a Japanese Internment Camp that was near Granada during WWII and met with local high school students, as well as Granada city and Prowers County officials. 

“Two of the issues that seem to come up at every stop are government regulations and trade,” continued Gardner. “I will continue to support efforts to eliminate burdensome and duplicative government regulations that hamper Colorado’s agriculture community, and I’m going to keep pushing back on the Administration regarding any changes in trade policies that limit Colorado farmers access to new export markets across the world.”

Later this evening Gardner will be capping off the day with a dinner with Lamar County Farm Bureau members at the Cow Palace Inn in Lamar. 

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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