Farm Bureau raises $68K to oppose wolves

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Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau has been a vocal opponent of wolf reintroduction, and $34K raised at their annual dance was matched by Colorado Farm Bureau and will go to Coloradans Protecting Wildlife.

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Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that the Colorado Farm Bureau Federation has matched $34,000 raised at our local Feb. 22 Dance Without Wolves event for a total of $68,000 to Coloradoans Protecting Wildlife (CPW). Dance Without Wolves was a joint effort of Rio Blanco Stockgrowers, Rio Blanco Farm Bureau, Rio Blanco Woolgrowers and other local groups and businesses to raise funding to oppose Initiative 107, a measure on the 2020 ballot that would, if approved, introduce non-native wolves to the Western Slope.
CPW, the issue committee opposing the measure, was initially formed by Colorado Farm Bureau, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, and Colorado Woolgrowers to manage the campaign in opposition to the initiative. Several wildlife conservation organizations including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Safari Club International, have joined with CPW. For more information or to contribute visit: www.rethinkwolves.com.
Colorado Farm Bureau Federation (CFB) is a grass-roots policy organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the future of agriculture and rural values at the state and federal levels, representing all of agriculture and rural communities. Membership benefits include; Farm Bureau Insurance, numerous membership discounts, trainings, and educational opportunities. Visit CFB website at www.coloradofarmbureau.com and click the benefits tab for a listing of all the benefits. Although CFB membership is included with the purchase of Farm Bureau insurance, insurance is not required to become a Farm Bureau member. If you would like to become a member of Rio Blanco County Farm Bureau or have any questions, please call Nancy at 970-878-4460.

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