Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office (ADCRO)
Drought & climate change present serious threats to Colorado’s agricultural production and rural economies. However, farm and ranch management also provide a key to both mitigate climate impacts and create a more resilient Colorado. CDA’s Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office (ADCRO) drives policy and supports programming that strengthens Colorado’s producers’ ability to mitigate and respond to drought and a changing climate.
Working closely with farmers, ranchers, commodity groups, state and local agencies, and the US Dept of Agriculture, ADCRO provides voluntary technical assistance, non-regulatory programs, and incentives to producers to increase their ability to anticipate, prepare for, mitigate, adapt to, and respond to hazardous events and trends related to drought or the climate.
Climate Change and Agriculture
Colorado’s farmers and ranchers are key players in the State’s climate goals. Farm and ranch management can lead to reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, increased carbon sequestration, and increased climate resilience for the State, as well as many important co-benefits. Climate smart agricultural production also increases food security, supports rural economies, and increases biodiversity.
Learn more about Colorado agriculture’s climate impact and opportunity.
Updating Colorado's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap
Nine Colorado state agencies are working together to develop an update to the state's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap.
The Roadmap includes legislative, administrative, and regulatory actions the State may take to meet our GHG reduction goals. In spring 2023, the Colorado legislature set goals to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This will require work across the whole state, with every industry, and every citizen.
CDA is committed to supporting Colorado farmers and ranchers adapt to our changing climate, and reduce the greenhouse gas impact on our planet. Please review our proposed near term actions and submit comments.
CDA would like your input on what actions the agency should commit to taking ("Near Term Actions") to meet its GHG reduction goals.
Learn more about the process on Colorado Energy Office's webpage.