Press Release

Dr. Morgan McCarty Named Colorado’s Assistant State Veterinarian

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce Dr. Morgan McCarty has been selected as the Assistant State Veterinarian for the State of Colorado. 

In the role, Dr. McCarty will focus on disease response activities, overall management of division activities, and supporting Colorado State Veterinarian Dr. Maggie Baldwin and the mission of the Animal Health Division. 

State Vet Confirms Additional Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Multiple Counties

Since the index case of the equine West Nile Virus (WNV) was identified in Colorado on July 30, 2021, horses from multiple Colorado counties have tested positive for WNV. Four additional horses in Weld County, three horses in Adams County, two horses in Boulder County and one horse each in Elbert, Otero, Morgan, and Fremont counties have tested positive for WNV. This brings the total test positive cases in 2021 to fourteen. 

Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Brings In More Than $578,000 In Record Breaking Auction

The 2021 Grand Champion Market Beef was sold for $55,000 at today’s 2021 Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair. The animal was raised by Joslyn King of Cope, Colorado and purchased by the Sam Brown family of Pueblo. 

Inaugural Governor’s Plate Awarded at Colorado State Fair

Receiving the highest praise and the first-ever Governor’s Plate award, the Papa Mario’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck was crowned the winner at the Colorado State Fair’s inaugural Colorado-sourced food competition. The Governor’s Plate winner was the Panfili grilled cheese, prepared with ingredients from Colorado Proud producers, including Musso Farms and Springside Cheese. 

Commissioner Kate Greenberg's Statement on the Passing of Brian Allmer

Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg issued the following statement in response to the news of the passing of Brian Allmer, the lead host of the Brian Allmer Radio Network and a dedicated agriculture journalist and radio host. 

"I am so deeply saddened to hear the news of Brian Allmer’s passing. It is a shock to so many and an immense loss for Colorado’s agricultural community.