Find updates about the HWY 50 Bridge Closure on the Gunnison County website


Cleaning and Sanitizing Informational Webinar for Farms

With seeds sprouting and harvest season just around the corner, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety Program will host a public webinar to review cleaning and sanitizing practices, with a focus on food contact surface contamination.

Avian Influenza Town Hall - May 8


Avian influenza town hall on Wednesday, May 8 at 9:30 amCDA and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host a joint virtual Town Hall meeting to provide updates on the status of avian influenza in Colorado, discuss the pre-testing requirements for dairy cattle, and answer questions about the situation in Colorado.

Date: May 8, 2024

Colorado Ag Commission Approves Avian Influenza Emergency Rule

Yesterday, the Colorado Agricultural Commission approved, and Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg adopted an emergency rule to help limit the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Colorado. Since the initial detection of HPAI in dairy cattle in March 2024, the virus has spread to dairies in at least nine states, including Colorado.

Farm Operators Invited to Learn About New Ag Water Inspection Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Produce Safety Rule ended harvest and post-harvest agricultural water enforcement discretion for both large and small farms who use water during or after produce harvest. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) staff inspects farms to ensure compliance with subpart E of the Produce Safety Rule, which sets standards for how to test, treat, and monitor the water used during the harvest and post harvest activities, such as harvesting, packing, holding, and transporting of the produce.

Produce Safety Rule: Ag Water Webinar

A bunch of lettuce being washed immediately after harvest

Harvest and Post Harvest Water enforcement discretion has ended for both large and small farms. 

If you have questions or concerns about how this will affect your farm, you can talk to CDA's Produce Safety Program staff to find out what this rule change will mean for you.

WEBINAR: Colorado Proud - Maximizing Farmers' Market Profits


Colorado Proud Webinar: April 15, 2024 11:00-12:30

Farmers' Market season is upon us! Join us for an informative webinar with farmers' market expert Sari Kimbell. Sari will share her wisdom on how to increase your sales and have a very profitable season!


Grants Available for Projects Showcasing Agrivoltaics in Colorado

To help demonstrate one of the many ways agriculture can contribute to addressing the effects of climate change, Colorado is investing $500,000 in projects that help advance the use of agrivoltaics in the state. 

Agrivoltaics is the practice of co-locating solar energy installations and agriculture, with crops or grazing land beneath or between rows of photovoltaic panels. Now, farmers, ranchers, and other landowners with innovative ideas on how to use agrivoltaics in Colorado will have a chance to apply for funding for their projects.