Colorado USDA Rural Development is open for business

We now have an enacted Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 continuing resolution that provides short-term funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development. As we begin an orderly start-up of our loan and grant activities for FY 2019, we thank you for your patience and support during the period in which our services were unavailable.

I know that the funding lapse created difficulties and challenges for many of you and your organizations. We realize that the temporary lapse in service created a backlog in requests and service delivery needs. This backlog will not be resolved overnight, and the Colorado Staff is committed to a proactive and customer-focused approach to prioritizing our work and activities so that we can provide the expected services as quickly as possible.

Please contact the Denver State Office or your local field office if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thank you again for all that you do for rural America and the Nation. I look forward to a great year for Colorado Rural Development, made possible through our strong partnership for rural Colorado.

Sallie Clark
USDA Rural Development
Colorado State Director

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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