The following statement can be attributed to Carlyle Currier, rancher and president of Colorado Farm Bureau:

“We applaud House Speaker Garnett for his decision to name a bipartisan leadership team to lead the House Agriculture, Livestock and Water Committee. The move underscores Farm Bureau’s long-held position that food production isn’t a partisan issue.

Agriculture and rural Colorado are under an unprecedented amount of pressure, and a nod toward cooperative leadership within the committee will certainly help the people of the state’s second-largest industry feel heard by leadership in Denver and across Colorado. 

We have full confidence in Reps. McCormick and Catlin and we know they will work cooperatively to keep the interests of Colorado’s food producers and rural communities as their highest priority. We look forward to working with them.”