This spring, state legislatures around the country have demonstrated just how important it is for cattlemen to be involved and support their state associations. I can’t highlight all the potentially devastating pieces of legislation that have been proposed, defeated or, unfortunately in a few cases, passed in legislatures across the country. I’ll use just one example here in Colorado.
It was one of those high-minded bills intended to encourage renewable energy. The particulars aren’t important, but the measure essentially called for more than doubling over the next 20 years the percentage of energy that Colorado rural cooperatives would have to acquire from renewable sources.