Department of Ag Seeks Feedback for Recovery

May 7, 2020
Contact:  Mary Peck, 720-428-0441,
Broomfield, Colo. - In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has formed an Agricultural Recovery Team alongside its Food Security Task Force with the mission of developing and implementing innovative strategies to support agricultural workers and businesses in recovery and revitalization of the agricultural economy.
As the recovery team begins to build a long-term recovery roadmap, the Department’s goal is to address the needs of all stakeholders and to invest in the health and resilience of Colorado agriculture. CDA is committed to advocating for all of Colorado’s agricultural producers and workers, and non-producer stakeholders.
Key to this work is gathering public feedback for consideration in ag recovery efforts and planning. CDA is seeking submissions that share current needs as well as ideas for helping ensure Colorado agriculture and its stakeholders are positioned to be successful during the COVID-19 recovery phase.
Ideas, needs and suggestions are encouraged and will be accepted until May 15, 2020 through the CDA Food Security Task Force Response form. CDA will review all submissions and share a summary of the input received early this summer. 
The Colorado Department of Agriculture exists to support the state's agriculture industry and serve the people of Colorado through regulation, advocacy and education. Our mission is to strengthen and advance Colorado agriculture, promote a safe and high-quality food supply, protect consumers, and foster responsible stewardship of the environment and natural resources.