Under the Colorado Farm Products Act, dealers of farm products are required to be licensed with the state Department of Agriculture. The law is designed to protect sellers and make sure they get paid; sellers are allowed to file complaints which are investigated by the Department. The law is also designed to protect the producers and dealers themselves through this investigation process. You can read more about the program in this fact sheet from the Department. See also their FAQs. For further information on the Act see the 2008 Sunset Review, available from our library.