Colorado Department of Agriculture


Sat December 29, 2012


Thu August 23, 2012

Colorado Sees Growth in Agricultural Exports This Year

cookbookman17 Creative Commons/Flickr

State officials say Colorado’s agricultural exports are on the rise. New figures show exports up 18 percent during the first six months of 2012, compared to the same period last year.

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Mon April 30, 2012

Colorado Ag Exports Starting Off Strong for 2012

Free range cows
photo by elenm1 Creative Commons/Flickr

Colorado’s agricultural exports are continuing to grow in the first two months of the year. Compared to the first two months of 2011, Colorado’s ag exports this year are up 25%, at roughly $222 million overall.

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Mon April 30, 2012

Colorado Cantaloupe Farmers Face Uncertain Future

Kirk Siegler KUNC

Last fall, a listeria outbreak in cantaloupes traced to a southeastern Colorado farm killed thirty people and sickened dozens more in 28 states. The economic fallout from the tragedy has also been far reaching.

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Wed May 18, 2011

How Taxed is Colorado’s Agricultural Industry? KUNC Investigates

Cary Wickstrom’s farm sits west of Fort Morgan, Colorado. Farmers like Wickstrom saw a 2.9 percent sales tax passed by the state legislature in 2010 on agricultural pesticides and herbicides. Starting July 1, it will be repealed.
Grace Hood

For much of our Government and You series, we’ve discussed the potential impact of budget cuts as state lawmakers worked to fill a projected half-billion dollar shortfall. Now that the legislative session is over, and a budget bill signed, we examine what happens when a tax is repealed. HB 1005 will be signed into law next week. It would eliminate a 2.9 percent sales tax on agricultural pesticides and other products.

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