Press Release

Melon Granita: Colorado Proud Recipe of the Month for August

Rocky Ford cantaloupe is a sweet and healthy treat for all Coloradans and visitors to enjoy. Impress your guests with this cool, indulgent twist on a local favorite. Did you know Rocky Ford cantaloupes typically make it from the field to the market in less than a day? For maximum freshness, look for that Colorado Proud logo and the Rocky Ford Growers Association sticker!

Producers Seeking Hand Weeding Variance Certificate Can Apply Online

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has established an application process for agricultural employers seeking a variance certificate to allow for more than the "occasional and intermittent hand weeding” (defined in statute as greater than 20% of a worker's weekly work time). Employers who do not anticipate that hand weeding will take more than 20% of their workers’ time do not need to apply for the variance. 

Colorado State Fair Entry Deadlines for Horse, Livestock, & Small Animal Shows Close on August 1

Along with exciting concerts, rodeos, and annual fair fun, the Colorado State Fair is known for prominent Horse and Livestock shows and Small Animal competitions. Hundreds of 4-H and FFA youth travel from across Colorado to showcase the dedication and hard work they put into breeding, raising, and showing their animals. Entry deadlines are quickly approaching.  

CDA Confirms Cases of Anthrax in Sedgwick County Cattle

Cattle owners under observation by public health 

The Colorado State Veterinarian’s office has confirmed a case of anthrax in a beef cattle herd in Sedgwick County. The case was confirmed at the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on July 23, 2022 after the producer had seven acute deaths in the herd. A second positive case in a nearby beef herd was confirmed positive on Tuesday July 26, 2022. 

Coloradans Encouraged to Submit Their Creations for the 150th Colorado State Fair By Friday

Along with exciting concerts, livestock competitions, rodeos, and annual fair fun, the 150th Colorado State Fair is scheduled to host 20 general entry and fine arts contests for both adults and children. From fine art to farm and garden contests, the State Fair showcases talent from some of the finest artists, artisans, bakers, and gardeners across Colorado. 

Bison Burgers: Colorado Proud’s Recipe of the Month for July

It’s summertime and definitely time to dust off the grill, if you haven’t already. Colorado has a wide variety of products to choose from to make your next grill out perfect, but if you want to up your game, try these delicious bison burgers to wow your guests. Bison can be found from producers throughout Colorado and is a healthy, lean, nutrient-rich red meat endorsed by the American Heart Association

Hemp Advisory Committee Seeking Two Members to Fill Vacancies

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for two positions on the Hemp Advisory Committee (HAC) to represent Seed Development/Genetics and Higher Education Research Institutions. While HAC members usually serve three year terms, these vacancies need to be filled for the remainder of their term that will expire on July 31, 2023. Members can serve up to three terms (9 years) on the Committee.