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Congress’ farm bill debate cultivates interest among Colorado growers and ranchers

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Caitlyn Kim/CPR News
Derrick Hoffman of Hoffman Farms has been able to grow the business through food bill programs like the farm to schools program. Here, seedlings at his farm are getting ready for planting.

Colorado farmers and ranchers are closely watching a debate in Washington, D.C. right now that will impact their lives, in areas from crop insurance to conservation, and food aid to financial support. The massive Farm Bill comes up for renewal every five years and with representatives on both the House and Senate agricultural committees, Colorado has a seat at the table where the crucial discussions are taking place.