The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking applicants to serve on the state Hemp Center of Excellence (COE) steering committee.
The Colorado Departments of Agriculture and Public Health and Environment have confirmed that a mule residing in Eagle County recently tested positive for bat variant rabies. This is the first case of rabies in domestic livestock in Colorado this year and the first case of rabies in an equine in Colorado since 2013.
The spillover of bat variant rabies into domestic animals and wildlife is less common than skunk variant rabies in Colorado but is still possible.
This February, we are falling in love with the Colorado apples. Apples rank among the top three fruits produced around the world. They are easy to store and transport, and as a result, are typically available year-round in the U.S. Apples are rich in quercetin and pectin, both of which are credited for supplying apples with their health benefits.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) through Monday, February 15, 2021. To assist applicants in submitting competitive applications, CDA will host an SCBGP Application Workshop on Wednesday, February 3 at 1 p.m.
Colorado agricultural producers are encouraged to be part of the 2021 Farm Fresh Directory, published annually by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The directory, which will be released in June, promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries, and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture is excited to announce the winning photographs from its 2020 Best in Show Photography Contest. More than 100 photos were submitted through the annual contest, which invites photographers of all skill levels to capture images of Colorado’s vibrant agriculture industry in every corner of the state.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has awarded the contract for development of a strategic plan for a state Hemp Center of Excellence to MPG Consulting. The selection was based on the recommendation of an independent review committee, which included a member of the Colorado Agriculture Commission, a member of the Hemp Advisory Committee, and other leaders and experts in Colorado agriculture and purchasing. The strategic plan will be completed by July 2021.
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December 29, 2020
Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in partnership with the Colorado Farm & Food Systems Respond & Rebuild Fund, is pleased to announce the awarding of $1,658,000 in grants to Colorado farmers, ranchers, food hubs and processors.
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December 22, 2020
Contact: Danielle Trotta, 970-372-9351, Danielle.Trotta@state.co.us
Broomfield, Colo. - Prime rib roast is one of the most desirable cuts of beef, and a classic feature of many holiday meal celebrations every year. In addition to adding a festive flair to any holiday table, prime rib and other cuts of beef are a good source of essential nutrients including protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins.
Broomfield, Colo. - Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg provided the following statement following the passage of the new federal omnibus spending bill:
“The prioritization of agriculture, food security and rural communities in the new federal government stimulus package underscores how essential agriculture is to Colorado and the nation,” said Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture.