During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to agriculture including animal welfare, economic development, the Department of Agriculture, and other agriculture-related bills.
During the 2020 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to agriculture including industrial hemp; product safety and labeling; pesticides; animal welfare; and price setting.
This issue brief provides an overview of state laws related to pet animal facilities. These facilities are licensed and regulated under the Colorado Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA).
During the 2019 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to: regulate industrial hemp; increase food safety and branding; modify certain agricultural operations; and continue existing agricultural programs and laws.
This handbook was created to help members of the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee, Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee, the interim Water Resources Review Committee, and other legislators to better understand Colorado's water policies and...
During the 2018 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to add millet to Colorado's list of agricultural commodities; allow chiropractors to practice on animals; regulate industrial hemp; promote employment opportunities for young and beginning farmers; and continue and...
During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures to incentivize veterinarians to locate in rural areas, regulate industrial hemp, and promote young and beginning farmers. This document provides a summary of the legislation.
Report submitted to the Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in January 2017.
Presented to the Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on January 10, 2017.
Presented to the Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee at its January 10, 2017, meetnig.
Colorado Department of Agriculture Performance Plan for FY16
The General Assembly considered bills on a variety of agricultural issues in 2014 including agricultural labeling, agriculture oversight, taxation, and animal care. This document provides a summary of the legislation.
There are approximately 50,000 active oil and gas wells in Colorado. This issue brief provides an overview of Colorado's oil and gas operations inspection processes and offers a summary of legislative measures related to inspections of oil and gas development that were passed by the Colorado...
On March 22, 2012, state officials coordinated a prescribed burn on publicly owned land in rural Jefferson County. Based on a report issued by the U.S. Forest Service, embers from that prescribed burn are believed to have ignited the Lower North Fork Wildfire in the same area on March 26, 2012....
A conservation easement is a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a charitable organization or government entity that permanently protects scenic or agricultural open space, natural habitat, or recreational areas.