Colorado's rural communities and agricultural heritage are not just economic building blocks of the past - they are the key to a thriving future as well. A vibrant, thriving rural Colorado means a healthy economy statewide.
Agriculture remains one of the top three economic drivers in Colorado today. As a member of the Colorado House Agriculture, Natural Resources and Livestock Committee, I was a proud champion for rural Colorado. As a member of Congress, I will once again lead the way, making agriculture and rural Colorado even stronger.
Farmers and ranchers deserve a strong voice in Washington, D.C. – someone who understands water policy and law, and a person who recognizes the important role that trade and agriculture policy play in rural communities. Opening new markets, creating value-added opportunities, furthering renewable energy development, and continued advancements in crop technologies will help put profit back into agriculture.