08.26.19

Gardner Visits Eastern Colorado Ag Producers on Annual Farm Tour

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) concluded his annual Colorado Farm Tour this week in Eastern Colorado, where he visited a variety of agricultural producers and held roundtable discussions with local officials and constituents in 15 different Colorado counties.

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Senator Gardner holds a meeting at Rush Creek Wind Farm in Lincoln County.

 

“My annual farm tour is a great opportunity to speak directly to Colorado’s agricultural producers and hear what farmers, ranchers, and small business owners want to see done in Washington,” said Senator Cory Gardner. “We heard over and over again the need for more physicians and access to broadband in rural Colorado, and we worked together on ways we could enhance the workforce, strengthen the local economy, and connect Colorado’s producers to global markets. I’m grateful to everyone in Eastern Colorado who participated in our discussions to build a stronger agriculture industry and quality of life in Colorado.”

 

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Senator Gardner holds a roundtable on rural health care challenges in Julesburg.

 

Gardner visited a wide variety of agricultural businesses and constituents in 15 Eastern Colorado counties: Greeley, Weld, Washington, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Yuma, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, Baca, Bent, and Crowley.

 

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Senator Gardner meets with agriculture industry professionals at Aero Applicators in Logan County.

 

He stopped at family farms, ranches, wind farms, agricultural businesses, and held roundtables and meetings with constituents and local officials. A common concern brought up at the Senator’s stops were ways to enhance the infrastructure in rural Colorado. Gardner, who has secured more than $300 million in infrastructure grants for Colorado since being sworn into the Senate, said investing in infrastructure is a top priority of his as a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

 

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Senator Gardner holds a roundtable discussion with USDA employees in Akron.

 

Learn more about Senator Gardner’s initiatives in Congress to strengthen rural Colorado here.

 

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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 is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.