Governor Polis & Commissioner Greenberg Pen Letter in Support of National Western Stock Show
DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Polis and Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg sent a letter expressing their support for the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) and its critical role in supporting Colorado’s agricultural economy and community. For only the second time in its 115 year history, the National Western Stock Show was canceled this year due to COVID-19. Governor Polis and Commissioner Greenberg advocated for the continued presence of NWSS and the importance of the agriculture industry in the state.
“The agriculture community is the cornerstone to the foundation of our state. In fact, the state had a Cattlemen’s Association before we had a capitol. My administration has done everything possible to successfully keep agriculture open for business through the toughest of times because we understand that agriculture is Colorado. We are also steadfastly committed to the future of agriculture,” wrote Governor Polis and Commissioner Greenberg. “Agriculture touches every corner of our state, from the Southeast Plains’ dry land farming, to the central mountains’ sheep and cattle ranches to our beloved Palisade peaches and Olathe sweet corn on the Western Slope. The long history, and ever-evolving innovative nature of agriculture in our state has meant Colorado’s producers have not only provided incalculable benefit for Colorado, but to the United States and the world, and we are committed to ensuring they do so for generations to come.