Colorado Corn Growers Association
Alongside Southwest Council of Agribusiness (SWCA), CCGA worked to ensure MFP, CFAP, PPP, WHIP+ were available to producers. They also made improvements to traditional farm programs (ARC/PLC) in the 2018 farm bill and continue to make improvements to crop insurance that have a significant and positive impact for Colorado producers and their families.
All told, Colorado farmers and ranchers have received well over $1 billion in critical help going back to 2018. This assistance includes:
Although many farm families are still struggling despite this support, we shudder to think of the economic consequences for agriculture in our state without this critical assistance.
This work has not stopped as CCGA is actively advocating for an extension of WHIP+ for the 2020 and 2021 crop years. This would be another step in helping Colorado producers who have been affected by natural disasters last year and this year. We are also gearing up to vigorously defend the farm bill in 2023.
Beyond farm bill and the various forms of disaster assistance, CCGA makes deliberate efforts to be at the table on other important issues for Colorado farms. Through the SWCA, we are engaging in proactive ways on the “climate smart agriculture” debate to ensure the unique realities of the western Great Plains are represented, and we are also mounting a strong defense on tax policies like the elimination of stepped up basis that would disproportionately affect farm families. Also, by our partnership with NCGA especially, we defend current market access and fight for new expanding markets like ethanol and international trade deals.
CCGA also has an important presence at the state level represented by Becky Brooks. At the state level CCGA is able to focus on more specific issues that impact farmers specifically in Colorado. CCGA has influenced policy in many areas including; pesticide applicator training, transportation, water rights, land and tax legislation, and labor rights bills. All of these areas are extremely important to Colorado agriculture and CCGA’s presence insures that Colorado producers are well represented.
By increasing membership and sponsorship CCGA can continue to work alongside NCGA and SWCA to increase input for much needed aid for producers in Colorado.
We invite you to join us as a member or a sponsor.
The biggest benefit is that YOUR voice is being heard at all levels of government and we are continually fighting to ensure you as a Colorado Corn producer are ALWAYS represented!
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Over the past several years, the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) has advocated for and brought forth results that have meaningfully benefited our members and industry. However, without your help that could change.
Since 2020, Colorado farmers and ranchers have received nearly $2 billion in subsidies for Tariff, Covid, and disaster relief. This assistance did not magically appear, nor did the government willingly issue the relief money. These subsidies were a direct result of the hard fought efforts of the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), in alliance with the Southwest Council of Agribusiness (SWCA) and other agricultural commodity organizations. The biggest benefit is that YOUR voice is being heard at all levels of government and we are continually fighting to ensure you as a Colorado Corn producer are ALWAYS represented!