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Our Vision

Our vision is that Colorado agriculture be strong and vibrant, a key driver of the state’s economy, and recognized worldwide for its safe and abundant supply of high-quality food and agriculture products.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture; promote a safe and high-quality food supply; protect consumers; and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources.

Press Releases

November 9, 2021
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting grant applications to distribute $748,000 in funding to counties, municipalities, conservation districts, and non-profit organizations and associations for projects that focus on controlling the state’s designated noxious weeds.
November 5, 2021
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), through the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) program, has summarily suspended the license of, and issued a cease and desist order to New Hope Rescue, Inc., an animal shelter facility in Colorado Springs.
November 5, 2021
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for three positions which will become vacant in December on the Noxious Weed Advisory Committee. The Committee provides recommendations to the Department to help protect landowners, agricultural lands, and the environment. 

Blog Posts

November 15, 2021
In late October I had the opportunity to spend multiple days touring farms, ranches, and other ag operations across northeast Colorado. As Commissioner of Agriculture, meeting producers across our state is not only one of my favorite parts of the job, but one of the most important.
November 9, 2021
With so much going on across the Colorado Department of Agriculture, it may be challenging to easily find information about what oppo
October 6, 2021
If you’ve noticed a sudden increase in hornets near where you live, you may wonder whether any of these are part of the Vespa mandarinia species of Asian Giant Hornets. These hornets have recently garnered a lot of attention in the media, resulting in increased reports of potential sightings coming in from across Colorado.

Ag Stimulus Updates

Colorado Proud Marketing and Technical Assistance grant program is now accepting applications. Learn more here. The deadline is November 1, 2021. 

ACRE3 program is now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Application link is listed on the Agricultural Efficiency page

Farm-to-Market Infrastructure Grant Program is now accepting applications. Application information can be found here. Those applications received by November 30, 2021 will be reviewed for Award Period #1 and those received by February 28, 2022 will be reviewed as part of Award Period #2. For each award period, $1 million will be available for grants, with up to $2 million to be awarded by June 30, 2022.


More information about Colorado's Agricultural Stimulus can be found on the Ag Stimulus page.



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