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USDA Grain Stocks Report– DECEMBER 1, 2015

    COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2015 were 90.31 million bushels, down 12 percent from December 1, 2014, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to 49.00 million bushels, down 22 percent from a year ago. […]

Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) – Positive Diagnosis in Two Colorado Counties

    Tips for Livestock Owners and Veterinarians BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Horses on two Montrose and one Delta County premises tested positive for the disease and have been placed under quarantine. Colorado has become the fourth state in the country to have confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) in 2015. Previous positive cases of vesicular […]

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

  In Colorado, the application of pesticides is regulated by a very strict set of guidelines and laws.  Since 2007, these regulations are enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA).  Some of the regulations include the licensing of private and commercial pesticide applicators. The purpose of the license is to ensure that the applicators […]

Brand Fees Increase: Effective January 1, 2015

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Effective January 1, 2015, fees through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Brand Inspection Division will increase. The fee increase includes cattle, horse, and sheep inspection; licenses and permits; brand registration fees/estray fees; brand assessment fees; and cancelled brand reinstatement fees. “The Brand Inspection Division’s job is to protect Colorado’s $3 billion […]

Fall is the Perfect Time to Experience Colorado Agriculture

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The air is crisp and hues of red, orange and yellow dot the landscape. There is no better place to enjoy fall in Colorado than on a farm or ranch. This time of year brings a variety of family events involving agriculture including pumpkin patches and corn mazes. To help […]

Grants Help Colorado Specialty Crops

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Nine grants totaling nearly $840,000 have been awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 2014 Specialty Crops Program. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Funds are received by the Colorado Department of Agriculture from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop […]

Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. –The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers. The 2014 edition of the directory is now available to the public at no cost.   “The directory is a great way for Colorado hay producers to market their hay,” said Wendy White, […]

Colorado Farmers’ Markets Are Now At Your Fingertips

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The popular Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, which has been helping consumers find local farmers’ markets for 30 years, is now available as a free mobile app. Farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and other agritourism activities are now conveniently available at your fingertips. “We are excited to expand this year’s Farm […]

First Quarter 2014 Agricultural Exports Increase $64.8 Million

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado’s agricultural exports exceeded $2 billion in 2013, and have already grown $64.8 million (19%) in the first quarter of 2014. Colorado’s first quarter exports went to 96 countries, which is six more countries than in the first quarter of 2013. Colorado’s top export increases: ·         Mexico increased by $32 […]

Grants Awarded to Support Colorado Agriculture

    LAKEWOOD, Colo.-The Colorado Department of Agriculture selected four projects to receive funding through its new “Enrich Colorado Ag Grant Program.” Grant funds will help Colorado companies conduct research and develop new uses and markets for food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado.   “We received 41 applications, and it […]

Industrial Hemp Registration Ends May 1

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Those interested in growing industrial hemp during Colorado’s 2014 season must register with the Colorado Department of Agriculture by May 1, 2014. “The rest of the country is watching how we work through this history-making season. It is vital that farmers register if they want to grow industrial hemp; therefore, if industrial […]

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

In the state of Colorado, pesticide application is regulated by a very strict set of laws enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). Some of the regulations include the licensing of private, commercial, limited-commercial, and public pesticide applicators. The purpose of the license is to demonstrate a level of competency by pesticide users on […]

Cashless System Not Returning to 2014 Colorado State Fair

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair Board of Commissioners has voted not to bring the cashless system back to the 2014 Colorado State Fair. “I believe an electronic system is still the wave of the future for fairs across the country but the Board agrees that, with the current budget restraints of the Fair, […]

Grants Available to Support Colorado Agriculture

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. -The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for funding through its new “Enrich Colorado Ag Grant Program.” Grant funds will help Colorado companies conduct research and develop new uses and markets for food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado. “The program is ideal for Colorado’s farmers, […]

CDA Adopts Industrial Hemp Rule

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture has adopted the first industrial hemp rules in the state’s history; the rule became effective December 30, 2013. Producers can begin to register with CDA’s industrial hemp program on March 1, 2014. “These rules are the first step to allow Colorado producers to legally grow industrial […]

Rust Fungus to Battle Widespread, Damaging Weed

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Canada thistle is one of Colorado’s most widespread and damaging exotic invasive weeds, infesting croplands as well as pastures, rangelands, roadsides and other non-crop areas. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) have entered into a cooperative agreement to control the noxious weed Canada […]

CDA Urges Pet Safety during Cold Weather

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – A winter storm is headed into Colorado forcing residents to head indoors to stay warm; the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds everyone to also protect their pets during cold weather. “If animals have prolonged exposure to cold conditions, despite having fur, they are still susceptible to hypothermia,” said Dr. Kate Anderson, […]

Scanner Sweep Allows Confident Shoppers in Colorado

LAKEWOOD, Colo. –With Black Friday and the frenzy of holiday shopping drawing near, consumers can purchase with confidence during their gift giving shopping spree. The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has conducted its annual “scanner sweep” to help ensure consumers receive accurate prices at the register. Throughout the year, CDA’s Division of Inspection and Consumer […]

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

By Wilma Trujillo, SEA Agronomist In the state of Colorado, pesticide application is regulated by a very strict set of laws enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA). Some of the regulations include the licensing of private, commercial, limited-commercial, and public pesticide applicators. The purpose of the license is to demonstrate a level of […]

Grants Awarded for Colorado Specialty Crops

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Ten grants totaling more than $675,000 have been awarded through the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops Program.   Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, seeds, greenhouse and nursery products and sod. Funds are received by CDA from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which is aimed at enhancing the […]