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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

December 3, 2021
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting business applications for the 
December 2, 2021
To advance voluntary stewardship of working lands through the adoption of soil health practices, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce it has secured more than $3.4M in additional grant funding to support the voluntary Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources (STAR) program. 
December 1, 2021
Even in the winter, you can still find fresh produce in Colorado. Greenhouses and high-tech storage facilities let us shop local even during the coldest months of the year. Gourds store especially well in the right conditions.

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

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. The next application deadline is February 28, 2022. Applications received by that date 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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$47 Billion

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