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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale DENVER – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) responded to Rep. Doug Lamborn’s PIONEER Act today by writing Rep. Scott Tipton, who represents the Western Slope, asking that he reconsider his opposition to an amendment requiring more study before we charge into another round of oil shale speculation. “Rep. Lamborn’s bill has been lambasted in his own local newspaper,” said RMFU President Kent Peppler, “in an op-ed that ... Full Story

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

  Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Ad Questions Tipton Vote Farmers and Ranchers Concerned About Oil Shale Impact on Water Supply DENVER – The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) today announced it will run advertisements in eight western Colorado newspapers over the coming days, expressing its continued concerns about water-intensive commercial oil shale development. RMFU represents farmers and ranchers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. “Western farmers and ... Full Story

Lander’s Tom Bell Receives RMFU Media Excellence

The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Media Excellence Award recognizes an outstanding contribution in journalism, publishing or media that furthers the values and goals of Farmers Union in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. In 2011, the award is given to Tom Bell, the founder of the bi-weekly High Country News. Tom Bell, a Wyoming cowboy born in Lander, started his environmental newspaper 41 years ago. High Country News is now headquartered in Paonia, Colorado, and Tom Bell is retired. ... Full Story

RMFU Urges Careful Consideration of New Child Labor

RMFU Urges Careful Consideration of New Child Labor Regulations

  RMFU Urges Careful Consideration of New Child Labor Regulations Rocky Mountain Farmers Union posted a comment with the Department of Labor urging that proposed new federal regulations on child labor avoid unintended hardships to family farms and ranches. "We are concerned that the regulations do not clearly exempt family operations that have incorporated," said Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colorado, farmer and President of RMFU. "We support regulations to improve the safety of young ... Full Story

Summer Camp with a Cooperative Twist

Summer Camp with a Cooperative Twist

Summer Camp is not just a luxury for wealthy suburban families. For more than 70 years, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has offered a camp program that is affordable, educational, and fun. The RMFU Cooperative Leadership Camps are held at the beginning of June in Bailey, Colorado, at the National Farmers Union Educational Center. Each year the camp curriculum covers a topic important to rural families. The campers come from all over the state, from inner city and 'burbs to little towns on ... Full Story

“Spring Fling” in Greeley Features

Review of EPA Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Program The Weld County, Larimer County, and Adams/St. Vrain Farmers Unions will join with Agland Cooperative, Colorado Corn Growers, and Colorado Wheat Growers for a Weld County Spring Fling which will feature an appearance by Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar and a public information meeting to let farmers and ranchers know their obligations under the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) ... Full Story

RMFU joins those condemning 60, 61 and 101

RMFU joins those condemning 60, 61 and 101

  Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Board Condemns Colorado's "Big Bad Three" Ballot Initiatives The Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has denounced the “Big Bad Three” initiatives (Amendment 60, Amendment 61, and Proposition 101) is potentially disastrous for the state of Colorado and its local communities. Speaking of Amendment 60, RMFU Board Chair Jan Kochis said, “It could kill the schools, community recreation programs, and any new capital improvement ... Full Story

RMFU and CCA disagree on USDA decision

RMFU and CCA disagree on USDA decision

RMFU Supports Vilsack on GIPSA Rule "We are pleased to see USDA Secretary Vilsack standing up to the nation's meat packing lobby on the GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration) rules," said RMFU President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo. farmer. In a letter to Congressman Frank R. Lucas, Vilsack recently declined the request for a comprehensive economic analysis of the rules on livestock market competition published in June by the USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and ... Full Story

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