BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg provided the following statement following her visit to today’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Cargill and JBS Meat Processing Facilities:
“Today’s events make clear the value that Colorado places on the safety and equitable treatment of agricultural workers. Workers across food and agriculture have always been essential, and this past year has reminded us how true that is. Today I saw hundreds of essential food and ag workers gain access to the vaccine, which highlights how absolutely fundamental the people of Colorado agriculture are to our incredible state.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture and our partners have worked tirelessly for the last year to mitigate the impacts from COVID-19 that affected the processing facilities across the state and the country, and this is an exciting, tangible act that is bringing us another step closer to emerging from the pandemic crisis.”
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.
–Colorado Department of Agriculture
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