CAWG meets with Colorado Congressional Delegation

CAWG meets with Colorado Congressional Delegation

January 24, 2011, Fort Collins, Colo. – Officers of the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) met with members and staff of the state’s congressional delegation while attending the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) meeting in Washington, D.C., January 24-27, to discuss issues important to Colorado wheat producers.

CAWG President Chris Tallman of Brandon said that Congressional visits are an important part of CAWG’s mission.

“We are the voice of the wheat grower in the nation’s capitol in Washington, D.C. and in the state capitol in Denver. If we don’t bring issues that are important to wheat growers to the attention of state and national legislators, no one else is going to do it for us.”

“We asked our nine-member congressional delegation for funding of wheat research, nationwide and in Colorado,” Tallman said, “We also urged speedy congressional approval of trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.  Several members of the Colorado congressional delegation were already aware of the issue with EPA possibly tightening dust regulations, and they assured us they would work to make sure a common-sense solution was found.”

CAWG is a voluntary membership association that lobbies on behalf of wheat growers at the state and national levels of government and provides special programs and benefits to dues paying members.

Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) and Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) met with Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner (R-4th) on January 19 to discuss trade, wheat research, Farm Bill and ag funding issues, EPA regulations and other issues important to Colorado wheat producers. Pictured from left to right are: CWAC Secretary/Treasurer Sara Olsen, Yuma; CAWG President Chris Tallman, Brandon; and Congressman Cory Gardner.

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