CFB works with local officials and elected representatives on an as needed basis to assist county farm bureaus in influencing policy changes for cities and towns. County farm bureaus continually maintain contact with civic leaders to help them understand the unique set of circumstances and issues facing agriculture at the local level. Many county farm bureaus have extensive working relationship with local governments and are partners in strengthening agriculture and the rural communities that support the industry.
CFB provides its members with full-time representation in the halls of the Colorado state capitol. Our staff regularly meets with elected members of the state assembly to voice the organizations opinion on various bills and proposals. We work to influence the creation of public policy in a way that limits negative impacts on our state’s ability to produce and market its own food.
Members of the Colorado Farm Bureau are highly active in engaging and working with their elected members of the state assembly. Members regularly correspond with legislators, informing them of bills that either positively or negatively impact the agriculture industry and the state’s family farms and ranches.
CFB also regularly corresponds with elected officials at the federal level. Members make quarterly trips to the nation’s capitol to keep members of congress informed about issues in agriculture and the effects of legislation on the industry. CFB’s presence is also augmented by the legislative activity of American Farm Bureau Federation, the national organization made up of all fifty state farm bureaus.