Colorado Department of Agriculture


Mon October 21, 2013

Udis, Crocs Expected To Be Early Adopters Of ‘By Colorado’

State officials are launching a new effort they hope will encourage companies to start carrying a state logo on their products. The royalty-free licensing program called “By Colorado” is for businesses and others interested in including the new logo in marketing.

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Wed October 9, 2013

South Korea Halts Beef Imports From Colorado-Based Meatpacker

A 22 ton shipment of beef from one of JBS USA's meatpacking facilities tested positive for Zilmax, a controversial feed additive meant to make cattle gain weight quickly.
Credit I believe I can fry / Flickr/Creative Commons


Mon September 30, 2013

Is Millet The Next Trendy Grain?

Millet, long an ingredient in bird feed, could be the next food to capitalize on the heritage grain trend.

Heritage grains are trendy. Walk through a health food store and see packages of grains grown long before modern seed technology created hybrid varieties, grains eaten widely outside of the developed world: amaranth, sorghum, quinoa.

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Thu August 29, 2013

Changing Times Brings Adaptation To Colorado State Fair

Marley Nahum of Douglas, Co., Colo. shows her prize-winning chicken at the state fair's youth livestock auction.
Luke Runyon KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Not just in Colorado, but all across the country, more people are moving from rural towns to cities. Since it takes fewer people to run farms these days, what’s the role of one of rural america’s the highest profile institutions: the state fair?

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Tue May 21, 2013

Want To Grow Hemp? Colorado Officials Say To Wait

Hemp and marijuana are hard to differentiate with the naked eye, but the two plants differ in their chemical makeup. Hemp is mostly used for its fiber and oil to make fabrics and lotions.
Credit Martin Abegglen / Flickr/Creative Commons

Aspiring hemp growers are stuck in a tricky gray area these days. While voters in some states, like Colorado, have given the go-ahead to growing and processing the plant, a blanket ban still exists at the federal level.

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