Press Release

Radio Frequency Identification Livestock Ear Tags to Replace Metal Clips

February 19, 2020
Veterinarians and Livestock Owners Contact: Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office, 303-869-9130
Media Contact: Mary Peck, 303-869-9005,

Broomfield, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering the option of no-cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ear tags to veterinarians and producers for use in young beef, dairy or bison breeding replacements.

USDA Releases Information on New Hemp Crop Insurance Coverage

February 11, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 303.869.9005,

Broomfield, Colo. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week announced the availability of crop insurance protection for producers of hemp under two separate programs. With the availability of insurance through these programs, hemp producers in Colorado may be able to obtain protection of their hemp crops from natural disasters.