CFB: Proposition 114 Passes…Barely

Unfortunately, Proposition 114 is on it’s way to pass by a narrow margin and wolves will be forcibly introduced into Colorado’s Western Slope. While it is not the outcome we fought for, the results show a very clear picture: 

Rural Colorado and those who will suffer the consequences, know this is NOT how wildlife management should occur.

As of 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, the measure is passing by 52.01 percent for, and 47.99% against.

It was a hard fought battle and Colorado Farm Bureau along with other supporters in the Coloradans Protecting Wildlife campaign would like to thank each and every one of you for the time, money and efforts spent to fight this thing. 

We all stand firm in our belief that the forced introduction of wolves into Colorado is bad policy and should not have been decided by the voters. While the election did not turn out as we had hoped, we are moving forward to continue to educate Coloradans about the importance of this issue. The election results demonstrate that nearly half of Coloradans agree with us. We hope these election results show proponents, lawmakers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife that next steps must be taken in a measured, responsible way.

You better believe that Colorado Farm Bureau will be at the table as these future discussions are had and you better believe we’re going to fight to protect farmers and ranchers and all those who will be negatively impacted by the forced introduction of wolves. 

Colorado Farm Bureau’s mission is to preserve and protect the future of agriculture and rural values. Founded in 1919 by a group of farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, rural doctors, shopkeepers and tradesmen, the Colorado Farm Bureau sought to protect the Colorado Way of Life and ensure that generations of Coloradans could grow up to know what a special place our state is. Colorado Farm Bureau wants to keep it that way. We work to preserve the Colorado Way of Life. Learn more online at

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.