The Colorado Livestock Association informed its membership that Judy McCall died April 30 from complications of surgery to repair an aneurysm. Judy was the wife of Dale McCall, who serves as the President of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

Services were held Monday, May 6, in Yuma, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 505 East Beaty Ave.

A scholarship fund will be established is through the CO FFA Foundation. Once information is received, the CLA will provide it to the members.



National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Jon Doggett on April 30 expressed the organization’s condolences following the passage of former Commodity Futures Exchange Commissioner (CFTC) Bart Chilton.

“Bart was a well-known figure in Washington agriculture circles,” Doggett said. “With his signature blond hair, endless energy and creativity, Bart was a force. He nurtured those who worked under him and set an example for others to pay it forward in the future.”

Chilton spent much of his professional career advocating for agriculture and rural Americans. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, was a senior advisor to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and was the Chief of Staff and Vice President for Government Relations at the National Farmers Union before his nomination and confirmation to the CFTC in 2007.

Chilton was 58 years old.