The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has announced the creation of the Colorado Agriculture Council.
The council will act as an "advisory body" that "will work to pursue market opportunities for farmers and ranchers whose agricultural practices adhere to animal welfare standards, as well as facilitate a dialogue with individual farmers, ranchers and the organizations that represent them," the organization said in a news release.
The ag council will also act as a sounding board on agriculture policy for Holly Tarry, the Colorado state director of HSUS.
HSUS says it has more than 182,000 supporters in Colorado. This is the second state ag council that the group has created; Nebraska was the first.