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Get out and vote...and vote "NO" on prop 105

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The Wall Street Journal, Denver Post and nearly every publication in Colorado have spoken out against Proposition 105.  

As you can see from such endorsements, the Colorado Corn Growers Association and the No On 105 Coalition have been successful in getting the word out on why Prop 105 is a bad food-labeling proposal for Colorado.

But even with our message out there, we still need as many folks as possible to put their “no” vote in writing.

With the election just one week away, please remind all you come in contact with to vote … and to vote “no” on Proposition 105.

Colo. Corn welcomes news of USDA implementing delayed APH tool

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It was music to the ears of producers across Colorado when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced recently it would make available a critical crop-insurance tool in 2015, rather than waiting to implement it in 2016, as the USDA had originally said it would do.

The Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion says that if a whole county suffered a severe loss (more than 50 percent) compared to the county’s history, then those farmers can drop that yield in exchange for paying higher premiums to cover the liability.

Members of the Colorado Corn Growers Association have long stressed that the APH provision, which became law as part of the farm bill this year, could be a vital tool for growers in the state who have experienced multiple rounds of drought in recent years.

That’s why it was so discouraging to them when the USDA announced earlier this year the new provision wouldn’t be available until 2016.

In addition to CCGA and leaders from other ag organizations, these concerns were recently voiced by Colorado senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, who wrote a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging rapid implementation of the APH provision.

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