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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.
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.
March 28, 2023
Farm owners and operators in Colorado have a chance to learn more about the requirements of Harvest and Post Harvest Water in subpart E of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Produce Safety Rule on agricultural water requirements for covered produce.
March 27, 2023
Starting with a flash sale this morning, the Colorado State Fair announced its plans for “Mountains of Fun'' during the 151st State Fair, scheduled for August 25 - September 4, 2023, at the State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado. Today marks 151 days left until the State Fair begins.
March 16, 2023
CDA Seeking Deputy Conservation Director & Climate Resilience Specialist to Lead Development of Climate Smart Agricultural Strategies
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is recruiting qualified applicants for a new position of Deputy Director of the Conservation Division & Climate Resilience Specialist. This position will support the work of the Division and oversee several programs and strategic initiatives related to climate resilience.
Most Requested Information
- Avian influenza webinar: March 15, 2023 @ 5 pm
- Cage-Free Eggs
- Hand Weeding Variance Program
- Ag Stimulus Funding
- Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing Program
- Industrial Hemp
- Pesticide Use in Cannabis Production Information
- Import Requirements
- Open Range and Fencing
- Job Opportunities
- Rules & Regulations
March 16, 2023
By Acres U.S.A. The second regional Colorado STAR event took place on Friday, Feb. 24, in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Partners in the event included Acres U.S.A., the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the West Otero Timpas Conservation District.
March 2, 2023
We've got your calendar filled with this month's AG-tion packed CDA At A Glance! Download your live pdf here.
February 16, 2023
Dean and Susan Vidal, who run Brightwood farms, recently hosted interns Christina and Nina through the Ag Workforce Development Program (AWDP), which provides financial incentives for both employers and interns. Christina comes from a background in farming, having spent time helping in an orchard on her parents’ land in Grand Junction.
Ag Stimulus Updates
ACRE3 program is now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Application link is listed on the Agricultural Efficiency page.
More information about Colorado's Agricultural Stimulus can be found on the Ag Stimulus page.
Farms & Ranches
Ag Commodity - Cattle & Calves
- ** NEW ** CHAMP Final Report
- ** NEW ** Move the Needle Grant
- Best in Show Photography Contest
- Pesticide Applicator Licensing Online Portal
- Rural Mental Health toolkit
- Colorado Food and Agriculture Gift Guide
- Inspection and Consumer Services Rulemaking
- Food Security Task Force
- Soil Health Initiative
- Vesticular Stomatitis Virus (VSV)
- Sunset Reviews
- Commissioner Kate Greenberg Bio & Photo
- Poultry Processing rules for small and mid-sized processors
- CHAMP Initiative
- Need a Colorado Premises ID Number?
- Hay Resources
- US Drought Monitor