Colorado Department of Agriculture

August 2, 2015--Hydro-powered irrigation: Colorado makes water work (Earth Techling)

Much of the west coast’s water comes from the Colorado river, which, as its name suggests, originates high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The current drought is most severe at the end of the line in Nevada and California, but Colorado is also drying out. Restrictions on residential water use are helping, but can only do so much.

January 29, 2015--Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as Agriculture Commissioner (North Denver News)

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Don Brown will be the Commissioner of Agriculture, effective Feb. 17, 2015. He replaces John Salazar who retired last month, having served since 2011.

January 18, 2015--Agricultural hydropower projects coming to Colorado (Telluride Daily Planet)

A Telluride hydroelectric advocacy organization announced Thursday a $1.8 million grant awarded to the Colorado Department of Agriculture by the United States Department of Agriculture to support the development of agricultural hydropower projects in the state.

November 15, 2014--Colorado’s Ag head is hanging his hat (Durango Herald)

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar is retiring at the end of the year to get back to what he knows best.

May 16, 2013--Hickenlooper directs Colorado agencies to create water plan (Denver Business Journal)

The state will start work on a new "Colorado Water Plan" to figure out how to secure enough water supplies across the state to meet urban and rural demands, according to an executive order from Gov. John Hickenlooper. The governor on Wednesday directed the Colorado Water Conservation Board to start work on the draft plan.

December 15, 2012--CSU hopes to better understand impact of drought (Northern Colorado Business Report)

CSU agricultural economists are surveying farmers and ranchers to better understand the effects of this year's drought on Colorado agriculture and to design effective management tools for dry times ahead. CSU said Friday that its survey project is funded with $35,000 from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Salazar Ag Commissioner

On January 5th, too, Governor Hickenlooper announced former U.S. Representative John Salazar as Colorado’s Agriculture Commissioner.

December 24, 2008--South Platte, Centennial conservation districts consolidate (Sterling Journal Advocate)

Centennial Conservation District and South Platte Conservation District will join forces to meet the natural resource conservation needs of landowners throughout Logan County and northeastern Weld County.<

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