Centennial, Colo., July 25, 2018 — The following statement may be attributed to the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation President Don Shawcroft:
“The announcement of $12 billion in aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the beginning of a process designed to provide temporary relief to farmers and ranchers impacted by unfair retaliation targeting the vulnerable agriculture sector. Colorado Farm Bureau is still evaluating what this means for Colorado farmers and ranchers in the long term, but recognizes this help as temporary relief for those impacted by the market disruptions. As an organization, we will continue to advocate for free trade and the restoration of export markets but welcome the assistance for our farm families, who were already struggling with low commodity prices.
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