SB17-109 Hemp Animal Feed Bill
Passed with unanimous support, in both the House and the Senate! HUGE THANK YOU to our bill Sponsor Senator Kerry Donovan and co sponsor, Representative Jeni Arndt.
Due to the amazing proactive efforts of Senator Kerry Donovan, Colorado Dept of Ag - Animal Feed Division and GHC, the steps forward toward getting hemp approved for animal foods and livestock feed have just gotten much more realistic.
Recently, "Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, said the bill is an opportunity for Colorado to support the hemp industry while also supporting rural Colorado, where agriculture is an important part of the economy.
“Agriculture is critical to my district and the state, and anything we can do to diversify and support those small family businesses is exciting,” Donovan said."
This is one of GHCs, two critical Hemp Bills this year and it is absolutely amazing to see both Democrats and Republicans coming together 100% behind hemp.
Thank you Kerry Donovan so much for making hemp history with us and bringing all together at the Capital to support our hemp industry and the amazing potential we have. We will make you proud!!!
Why is 109 important?
1. Mandates a State study/work-group (2017) for the future allowance of using hemp in animal food and livestock feed. Example. Cattle Rancher will be able to get USDA approval for their meat which has been feed hemp - currently hemp is not an approved ingredient and USDA would not allow anything to be put on the consumer market if using hemp in feed, jeopardizing any potential revenue for the Rancher thought his meat.
Lots more info to come and there will be opportunity for all to participate and we encourage you to do so. All input is important and valued.
Read the FULL BILL HERE...