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Bennet discusses Farm Bill in Alamosa

Posted: Thursday, Feb 20th, 2014

From left, Alamosa County Commissioner Darius Allen, Senator Michael Bennet and City of Alamosa Councilor Charlie Griego catch up after the senator hosted a community meeting at the San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District Office in Alamosa on Wednesday. Courier photo by Lauren Krizansky

Courier staff writer

ALAMOSA — As part of a statewide tour celebrating the Farm Bill’s passage, Senator Michael Bennet met with Valley community members Wednesday in Alamosa to share information and to take complaints and concerns back to Washington.

Bennet, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, helped craft the Farm Bill using input from Coloradans, ensuring the final version of the bill contained the state’s priorities including strengthened crop insurance program, improved conservation easements, reauthorization of the livestock disaster program, important forestry measures for reducing the risk of wildfires and the continuation of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for Colorado counties.

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