Recent News

April 20, 2015

House committees approved separate bills this past week to block the Obama administration from re-defining the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, but Democrats made clear that the strategy will face stiff opposition, according to a recent reports from Agri-Pulse and NCGA officials.

April 20, 2015

The Colorado Corn Gowers Association has taken an official stance of opposition to Senate Bill 15-212.

The bill specifies that storm water detention and infiltration facilities and post-wildland fire facilities do not injure water rights. However, CCGA members and other producers have raised questions regarding how it is proven there is no injury to water right holders, and who is responsible for proving that.   

The bill has been introduced in the Senate Ag Committee, but to date no votes have been taken on the bill.

April 20, 2015

The Colorado Corn Growers Association recently voted in favor of supporting a pair of bills dealing with conservation easements and rules set by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.

One of those bills is Senate Bill 15-206, “Implement Conservation Easement Audit Requirements.”

April 15, 2015

Colorado Corn Growers Association President Dave Eckhardt in a recent letter to the editor urged Colorado’s voices in Washington, D.C., to contribute to the bipartisan support of a recently introduced, “common-sense,” federal food-labeling bill.

April 9, 2015

The National Corn Growers Association applauds Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) for recently introducing the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, a bill that would ultimately increase the availability of E15 in the marketplace.

A key component of the Grassley/Paul bill is the extension of one pound waiver to E15 fuel.