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    Mission Statement

    The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association is to promote and enhance the agribusiness industries in Colorado and adjoining states.

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    The RMAA would like to thank each of you for your membership this year and throughout the years. I believe that this is a valuable organization to our businesses as well as to our industry in Colorado. The support that you provide allows this organization to have a voice for each of us in the Colorado Legislature on issues pertaining to our industry. As each of you knows, our cumulative agriculture voice needs to be as strong as possible, grounded in facts and science, to maintain our way of doing safe and sound business as we always have. It is your membership and support of events like the Winter Conference that provides us the ability to maintain a critical presence in the legislative process and hopefully an acceptable outcome to the important issues that have a significant effect on your businesses.

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association’s first ever virtual Winter Conference. 2020 has provided all of us with many challenges and it looks like we will start 2021 with more of those same challenges. Well, as they say, with challenges come opportunities, and we are fortunate to be able to provide you the opportunity to obtain the required CCA & CEU credits in a format we feel will be beneficial to you and your teams in this uncertain environment. As a result of the ever changing COVID-19 environment we are unable to use the Omni for this years Winter Conference, and the idea of looking for and formally committing to another facility, if one existed, in this season of uncertainty is futile. In light of that, we have the ability to offer each of you CCA and CEU credits, virtually, providing the same opportunities for continuing education credits that we would have provided in January had we had the ability to do so. Attached in this packet is the information that you will need to participate and fully earn your credits from the comfort of your office, home, or the beach if you so choose. I would like to extend a special thanks to Sandra McDonald or her hours of work in putting this program together as well as the extensive time she will spend in bringing this program to all of us virtually.

    With that said, I am asking you for continued support of your business membership as well as for you and your employee participation in our virtual conference. This is the RMAA’s primary fund-raising opportunity for the entire year and we depend on this conference to pay for our legislative voice. We will do our best to continue to serve you in the decisions and the direction that we take and appreciate our relationship together.

    Our organization would also continue to ask for sponsors from our industry members. We will post your company names on the website during the virtual conference and do our best to give you ample recognition for your support. As always, we can’t express enough, our appreciation to each of you and your companies for your support over the years.

    We would much rather bring this conference to you in person, as I believe there is significant value in the interaction that we have with eachother as well as our industry suppliers. We will look forward to meeting together in person again in 2022.

    Thanks, and thank you for your support of the RMAA,

    Chad Maranville
    RMAA Board President

     


     

    NEWS

    March 13th 2020

    Colorado Coalition Action Alert

    SPEAK UP NOW TO HELP STOP SB 189!

    Click for here more facts about SB 189

    SB 189 (Local Government Pesticide No Preemption) would disrupt Colorado's statewide regulation of pesticides, leading to a haphazard patchwork of hyper-local rules that could negatively impact public health and safety, agricultural food production, green spaces, and businesses. 

    Take just a few minutes now to speak up and ask our elected officials to vote NO on SB 189. See below for two minute and five minute action alert options.

    Two Minute Email Action Alert

    Please copy and paste the following email addresses into the "To" field:

    [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]

    Copy and paste this into the "Subject" line of your email:

    Vote NO on SB 189 - Colorado is Stronger Together!

    Please copy and paste the following into the body of your email. Feel free to add to and/or modify the text below as you would like -- this is all just a suggestion.

    Email copy:

    As a fellow Coloradan, I am asking you to VOTE NO on SB 189 - a bill that would break Colorado's state law into inconsistent city and county policies. This change will jeopardize public health, threaten agriculture production due to invasive weeds from nearby land, and hurt businesses who rely on consistent pesticide safety rules. We cannot afford to take risks right now.

    Thoughtful, strategic applications are used to control pests and invasive species like bed bugs, mosquitos, noxious weeds, and diseases like Hantavirus. These types of issues are not limited to one zip code or county - if anything, they impact the most vulnerable communities. All Colorado citizens deserve the benefit of well-considered, evidence-based policies to guide the use of the pesticides that protect their homes, schools, hospitals, restaurants, breweries, grocery stores, and green spaces.

    For decades Colorado has regulated these products at the state level and invested in expert staff to serve as authorities for safe application. The overwhelming majority of states have passed pesticide preemption laws to ensure that pesticide regulation stays at the state level. SB 189 moves Colorado in the wrong direction.

    I believe in ensuring the health and safety of all Coloradans, not just those in tax brackets who can afford alternative methods of pest control. I believe in protecting the viability of our agriculture land and protecting our farmers from noxious weed infestations. I believe in ensuring that the maintenance of our homes, restaurants, and green spaces is guided by science-based policy enacted in a consistent way.

    Protect Colorado’s important pesticide uniformity laws. Please vote NO on SB 189.

    Five Minute Action Alert

    You can give each of the five members of the Senate Agriculture committee a quick call to ask them to vote NO on SB 189. You will be either speaking to an aide or leaving a message on their voicemail. You do not need to have a list of talking points ready or be prepared for a long back-and-forth. The important things to convey are that you are a Colorado voter and you want them to vote NO.

    Please call:

    Senator Kerry Donovan: 303-866-4871

    Senator Jessie Danielson: 303-866-4856

    Senator Robert Rodriguez: 303-866-4852

    Senator Jerry Sonnenberg: 303-866-6360

    Senator Don Coram: 303-866-4884

    Below is a suggested phone call script, but again feel free to edit however you'd like:

    Phone script:

    Caller: As a Colorado voter, I am asking you to VOTE AGAINST SB 189 - a bill that would break Colorado's state law into inconsistent local policies. I believe this bill will risk public health and the viability of our agriculture land and open spaces. Please tell ________ to vote NO on SB 189 and protect our state’s safe pesticide laws.

    Thank you for speaking up for common-sense pesticide policy in Colorado!

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