Press Release

State Vet Offers Resources for Coloradans To Protect Animals During Upcoming Spell of Extreme Cold Weather

With record-breaking low temperatures and snowfall predicted in Colorado late Wednesday through Friday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture urges animal owners to take steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their animals in the potentially hazardous weather conditions.

FDA Issues Advisory Warning About Recalled Alfalfa Following Equine Deaths Linked to Feed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) are cautioning horse owners not to feed Top of the Rockies alfalfa cubes with the date codes 111222, 111322, 111422, 111522, and 111622. Consumers who have products marked with those date codes or who are unsure of the date code should throw them away in a secure container and follow the handling and cleaning instructions below.

40 Young Leaders Sponsored by CDA to Attend Youth Summit Track at Colorado Food Summit

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has sponsored 40 young people to be part of the Youth Summit at tomorrow’s Colorado Food Summit, so they can learn how Colorado agriculture and food systems work together. Through CDA’s strategic focus on supporting future generations in ag, the Department sponsored the registration fees and attendance costs for young people from across Colorado to attend the Food Summit. 

CDA’s Conservation Division Secures $4M from America The Beautiful Challenge to Improve Watershed Health

The Colorado Department of Agriculture was the only Colorado project selected to receive one of 55 grants awarded in the America the Beautiful Challenge. CDA will receive $4 million for this project, which will support dozens of agricultural and conservation partnerships and prioritize five major watershed areas of Colorado.

CDA Launches Ag Lending Program Aimed at Diversifying Colorado Agricultural Financing Options

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has launched the Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program, a new financially inclusive lending program that offers financing to farmers, ranchers, and agriculturally supportive business owners who have the skills, training, and vision to succeed, but simply lack funding. CDA has selected First Southwest Bank, based in Alamosa, as the official lending partner of the Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program.

Gallegos Brings 25 Years of State and Regulatory Experience to ICS Director Position

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has hired acting Division Director for the Inspection and Consumer Services (ICS) Division Mark Gallegos as permanent Director of the Division. Gallegos was promoted internally and is replacing Hollis Glenn, who has moved into the role of the Deputy Commissioner of Operations for CDA.