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    Agricultural Retailers Association

    The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) advocates, influences and educates on behalf of its members – retailers and distributors who supply goods and services to America’s farmers and ranchers. ARA works to maintain a profitable business environment for ag retailers, while helping them adapt to a changing world and preserving their freedom to operate.

    As the political voice for agricultural retailers and distributors, ARA educates legislators, collaborates with regulatory officials and offers programs and services to keep agricultural retailers on top of critical issues impacting profitability. The landscape of crop input practices, technology developments and government regulations is constantly changing. Staying informed means staying ahead, and no national organization helps the retail distribution industry more than ARA.

     

    Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs

    Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs is a full-service government relations firm located in Denver, Colorado. We provide professional government relations in a variety of areas including education, housing, human services, local government, agriculture, economic development, insurance, and more. Our lobbyists are at the Capitol all day, every day the legislature is in session, continuing to build sound partnerships and extensive knowledge of the legislative process. We take great pride in our integrity, accountability, and professionalism in representing our clients. We enjoy an excellent reputation at the Capitol with legislators, fellow lobbyists, the executive branch, and legislative staff because of our honesty, integrity, strong work ethic, and professionalism.

    At Bowditch & Cassell Public Affairs, we take pride in our long-standing relationships with clients based on the cornerstone of our organization - integrity. Absolute integrity in our dealings with clients, elected and appointed officials, staff and other professionals is the way we feel we can most effectively serve our clients. We offer a full range of consulting, monitoring and lobbying services to a variety of interests including education, higher education, housing, human services, local government, agriculture, economic development, insurance, and more. We believe in frequent and open communication with our clients and collaborative strategic planning. As the business of government relations has evolved, so have we. We are always available to our clients and are truly a "24/7" organization. We have a proven record of success that comes as a direct result of thorough planning, coalition building, negotiation, and respect and trust gained through many years of working with legislators and stakeholders. We work closely with various businesses, local governments, trade associations, and public entities to achieve the desired goals of our clients. We will provide you with the contacts and services you need!

     

    Colorado Department of Agriculture

    The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe and high-quality food supply; protect consumers; and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources.

    Our vision is that Colorado agriculture be strong and vibrant, a key driver of the state’s economy, and recognized worldwide for its safe and abundant supply of high-quality food and agriculture products.

     

    Colorado Livestock Association

    Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) was formed in 1998 through a restructuring of the then 43 year old Colorado Cattle Feeders Association (CCFA). CLA members are cattle and sheep feeders, cow/calf producers, dairy farmers, swine operations, and industry partners. CLA works on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas in Colorado.

     

     

    CropLife America

    CropLife America (CLA) is the national trade association that represents the manufacturers, formulators and distributors of pesticides. CLA’s member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all the crop protection and biotechnology products used by farmers, ranchers and landowners. CLA advocates for and promotes the responsible use of innovative, safe and environmentally sound crop protection products (including herbicides, fungicides and insecticides) that are essential in the production of food, fiber and renewable or alternative fuels. Our vision is to increase awareness and advance policy that highlights the vital role of pesticides in protecting public health; enhancing our environment and biodiversity; and meeting the food and nutritional needs of billions of individuals. The association is governed by a board of directors that guides and defines strategic activities to reach our overarching goal: supporting farmers and ranchers, families, wildlife and the vital resources that we all share.

     

    Mid America CropLife Association

    The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) is a nonprofit association that researched public issues related to crop production issues and works together to improve the life cycle via health, safety and education. MACA is an association of crop protection companies which provides educational opportunities and info on industry issues, promotes uniformity of industry standards and regulations, offers a forum for idea exchange on crop production issues and provide opportunities to network. MACA was incorporated in 1967 and covers the 13 Midwestern states.

     

    National Grain & Feed Association

    The National Grain and Feed Association represents and provides services for grain, feed and related commercial businesses. Consisting of more than 1,000 companies, NGFA members handle more than 70 percent of all U.S. grains and oilseeds utilized in domestic and export markets. NGFA is focused on enhancing the growth and economic performance of U.S. agriculture.

     

    Nutrients for Life Foundation

    The Nutrients for Life Foundation is a global organization consisting of members and collaborative partners that develops and distributes science-based materials to improve plant nutrient literacy, soil health knowledge and promotes fertilizer’s role in sustaining a growing population. Plant nutrients, especially nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, are also required to keep our parks, gardens, playgrounds, sports fields and golf courses green and healthy in communities from coast to coast.

    All information developed by our Foundation is science-based and supported by agronomists, including those at the International Plant Nutrition Institute. Our supplemental educational materials are based on our curriculum which has been reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex and research organization.

     

    The Fertilizer Institute

    TFI is the leading voice of the fertilizer industry, acting as an advocate for fair regulation and legislation, a consistent source for trusted information and data, a networking agent, and an outlet to publicize industry initiatives in safety and environmental stewardship. Our Mission is to represent, promote and protect the fertilizer industry through the following strategic initiatives:

    • To foster a prosperous fertilizer industry through legislative and regulatory activities at the federal, state and local level
    • To effectively address issues impacting TFI member companies
    • To share knowledge about the fertilizer industry with members, government and the agriculture industry on issues related to fertilizer and the farm economy