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2022 Legislative Session Sends $20M to Colorado Agriculture

Colorado’s 2022 legislative session saw the most bills introduced (717) in the past five years and the fewest bills passed (275) during a regular session since at least 2010. Yet from this relatively small number of bills, the Colorado Department of Agriculture will see significant impacts on our budget and our ability to support our state’s agricultural communities. 

Cyber Attacks on Food & Ag Businesses Increasing

The Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) is warning ag producers about cyber threats facing the food and agriculture sector. 

As the state agency in charge of assessing and sharing threat-related information, the CAIC is cautioning those in the Food and Agriculture sector to review their systems for any potential vulnerabilities. Businesses that rely on technology-based solutions, such as precision agriculture or automated production processes, are especially vulnerable. 

Taking Stock of Mental Health

To commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month, CDA hosted a virtual discussion about rural mental health.

Our speakers included representatives from partner organizations based across Colorado and we touched on how stress and factors outside of our control can affect mental and physical health of farmers, ranchers, and others in agricultural communities. 

Our panelists included: