Press Release

Robert Sakata Named as first-ever CDA Agricultural Water Policy Advisor

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has hired farmer Robert Sakata to serve as the first Agricultural Water Policy Advisor, a position which was created as a result of funding approved during the 2023 legislative session to engage with Colorado farmers and ranchers on water issues affecting agricultural users. He will start in his role effective January 1, 2024.

Roasted Mushroom Crostini with Herbs and Wine: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for December

Mushrooms are a great way to add a burst of flavor and variety to your meals while simultaneously providing a healthy boost. Mushrooms have an incredible ability to absorb flavors, making them a perfect canvas for different seasonings and herbs. When they're sautéed to perfection, their umami-rich taste elevates any dish.

Alfred Eames Cellars’ Carmena Receives Best In Show Recognition at 2023 Colorado Uncorked

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB), part of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, proudly announced the winner of the 2023 Best in Show award on Friday evening at Colorado Uncorked. Of the 12 wines selected to comprise the 2023 Governor’s Cup Collection, Alfred Eames Cellars received the Best in Show award for its 2019 Carmena. Alfred Eames Cellars is located at Puesta del Sol Vineyards three miles south of Paonia, Colorado in the West Elks AVA. Their wines are available at many retail wine shops, tasting rooms and liquor stores throughout Colorado. 

Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes Historic Funding Into Colorado Agriculture

In today’s State Budget Proposal, Governor Polis presents a vision for meaningful investment into Colorado agriculture to best benefit the state’s vibrant and diverse agricultural communities.

Building on the one-time funding of state and federal stimulus programs, the Governor’s proposal for the FY 2024-25 budget makes ongoing, strategic investments into supporting Colorado’s producers by meeting immediate needs, addressing emerging challenges, and positioning Colorado as an agricultural leader into the future.

Skillet Cranberry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for November

This month’s recipe is the perfect blend of comfort and gourmet, making it suitable for any occasion, whether it's a cozy family dinner or a special celebration. The cranberries add a festive touch, turning this meal into a culinary masterpiece. Whether you're a food enthusiast or simply looking for an indulgent, homestyle feast, this chicken and potato creation is ready to satisfy your every craving.

New Backyard Avian Influenza Case Confirmed in Colorado

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed a new case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a backyard flock in Weld County, Colorado. The flock experienced a high mortality event, losing 20 of 24 chickens in the flock, after exposure to sick and dying wild geese on the premises. The remaining birds in the flock were euthanized.  

Commissioner Greenberg’s Statement on Her Participation in the Agricultural Trade Mission to Chile

Last week, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg participated in a trade mission to Chile, organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to celebrate the 200th anniversary of U.S.-Chile diplomatic relations. During the trade mission, participants had the unique opportunity to learn first-hand about the potential for U.S. food and agriculture export in the Chilean and surrounding markets, and to observe U.S.

Pumpkin Gnocchi: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for October

Pumpkins are the classic taste of fall in North America, just witness the rise of pumpkin spice in almost every pastry and drink offered from September through November. With names like Tricky Jack, Spooktacular, and Ghost Rider, pumpkins are fun whether you’re carving a jack-o-lantern for the front porch or digging in to create a delicious dish. In this recipe, the Colorado Proud team takes a classic Italian staple, gnocchi, and adds pumpkin for the perfect autumn taste.