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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

January 23, 2023
Producers who grow specialty crops can submit their applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). CDA is accepting applications for the grant program in the form of a concept proposal through February 24, 2023.
January 19, 2023
The Colorado Noxious Weed Advisory Committee, a critical link between the citizens of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, is seeking nominations to fill six vacant positions representing the interests of agricultural producers (3), a private landowner (1), a county weed manager (1), and an at-large member (1). 
January 19, 2023
The Colorado Agricultural Commission has approved funding for four projects through the new Rural Mental Health Grant Program. The Colorado Department of Agriculture will distribute nearly $200,000 in funding to improve how mental and behavioral health services are delivered across Colorado’s rural communities.

Blog Posts

January 23, 2023
As Tritrichomonas foetus (Trich) testing is soon to pick up again, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Lab and the Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic labs in Fort Collins, Grand Junction and Rocky Ford have begun using a new testing method: reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), that offers an extended submission timeframe and more cost effective sampling m
January 5, 2023
The Bureau of Animal Protection (BAP) is hosting multiple trainings throughout the state of Colorado to help law enforcement officers recognize and respond to cases of potential equine and livestock neglect and mistreatment.

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.

 

38,900

Farms & Ranches

 

195,000

Employed

 

$47 Billion

To Colorado's Economy

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32 Million

Agricultural Acres

 

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CDA Calendar of Events, Including CDA’s Boards and Commission Meetings