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Historic Investment in Agriculture, CDA Approved in State Budget

Historic Investment in Agriculture, CDA Approved in State Budget

    Broomfield, Colo. — Today, Governor Polis signed the Long Bill, sponsored by the Joint Budget Committee, which commits significant investments into programs and staff supporting agriculture across Colorado. The state budget for Fiscal Year 2024/2025 includes a 13 percent increase in funding to the Department of Agriculture, to build out and add support to existing […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum to be held March 6-7, 2024

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum to be held March 6-7, 2024

  For immediate release: March 6-7, 2024 Arkansas River Basin Water Forum The 29th Arkansas River Basin Water Forum, the basin’s premiere water event, will be held March 6 – 7, 2024 at Otero College in La Junta.  This year’s Forum will feature the state’s top water experts discussing critical issues facing all segments of water […]

Bennet, Marshall Introduce Legislation to Improve Flexibility of USDA Farmland Conservation Program

Bennet, Marshall Introduce Legislation to Improve Flexibility of USDA Farmland Conservation Program

Senators Unveil the CREP Improvement Act Ahead of Their Subcommittee Hearing on the Conservation Title in the Farm Bill Today  Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), the subcommittee’s Ranking Member, introduced the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program […]

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

  Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg will visit Lamar and Lamar Community College, Thursday, June 20th for an evening meet-and-greet as one leg on several tours Commissioner Greenberg has made across Colorado.  Intended stops include Colorado’s High Plains, San Luis Valley and Western Slope where she is meeting with local ranchers and farmers to […]

Commissioner Brown Announces Yezak as Deputy Commissioner

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Jennifer Yezak has been named Deputy Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The vacancy was created when Chris Wiseman retired from CDA in November 2017. Yezak was raised in Texas in a small rural community where she still helps run the family’s cow/calf operation. She was a Senior Advisor […]

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017.  Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions. The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado’s weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests.  The committee then makes […]

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports BROOMFIELD, Colo.–Agriculture continues to be one of Colorado’s top industries, contributing more than $40 billion to the state economy each year. In addition to feeding the state and nation, Colorado farm products travel the globe, with Colorado agricultural exports approaching nearly $2 billion annually. The Colorado Department of […]

CO State Fair Entertainment Series Announced - Tickets go on Sale June 22 at 10am

CO State Fair Entertainment Series Announced – Tickets go on Sale June 22 at 10am

PUEBLO, Colo. – The 2016 Colorado State Fair entertainment series includes a diverse, star-studded lineup is scheduled. The stage spotlights will be shining on a variety of shows including country, classic rock, legendary musicians and up-and-coming superstars. Plus, the Budweiser Rodeo Arena will be a centerpiece for entertainment with six nights of rodeo and thrilling, […]