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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

September 20, 2021
The total number of horses in Colorado with confirmed West Nile Virus (WNV) cases has risen to 21, with a first case of equine WNV confirmed in Mesa County. Additional horses in Weld, Larimer, Morgan, and Douglas counties have also tested positive for WNV. Of the confirmed positive cases, five horses have died or have been euthanized.
September 16, 2021
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) partnered with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to study ways of improving energy efficiency in agricultural settings.
September 8, 2021
September brings us to the cusp of fall, so the Colorado Proud Recipe of the month is bringing a warm and savory classic.

Blog Posts

September 17, 2021
Energy is essential to agriculture, from the fuel needed to operate machinery to the electricity necessary to heat or cool livestoc
September 15, 2021
The Colorado Department of Agriculture will hold listening sessions to gather public and stakeholder input on the rules governing the Loan Program. The Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program comes as the result of SB 21-248, which appropriated up to $30 million for low interest loans and farm-to-market infrastructure loans and grants.
August 27, 2021
The Colorado Departments of Agriculture and Personnel & Administration are seeking information from current agricultural and other lenders who can provide insight and expertise into structuring a comprehensive scope of work and cost response for an agricultural loan program.

Ag Stimulus Updates

Drought Program is now accepting applications for competitive grants. Learn more here. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2021. 

Ag Events Stimulus now accepting applications. Application link and a list of additional materials needed are on the Ag Stimulus page. Deadline is Sept. 10, 2021.

Soil Health grant program is now accepting applications. Application link and eligibility requirements are listed on the STAR Soil Health program page. Deadline is Sept. 15, 2021.

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

More information can be found on the Ag Stimulus page.



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