USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Wild Geese in Sedgwick County, Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in conjunction with United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in wild Snow and Ross's geese in Sedgwick County, Colorado.  These birds were collected by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on March 17, 2022 after finding several sick and dead geese at Jumbo Reservoir.  The birds were necropsied at the CPW Wildlife Health Laboratory and samples were submitted to the Colorad

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces $3B Investment into Agriculture, Partnership Initiative for Climate Smart Agricultural, Forestry Practices

Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg issued the following statement after a visit from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Colorado. During the visit, the Secretary announced a $3 billion investment into agriculture, animal disease prevention, and nutrition, and announced a new partnership initiative for climate smart agricultural and forestry programs. 

Ag Department’s Soil Health Initiative Progresses with New Federal Partnership

October 27, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441,

Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s (CDA) Conservation Services Division is pleased to announce the signing of a five-year, $5 million agreement between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Colorado State Conservation Board (CSCB), housed within CDA.

Update: USDA Provides Information on Where to Send Unsolicited Seeds

August 5, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441,

Broomfield, Colo. - Following numerous reports in Colorado and nationwide of unsolicited seed mailings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released state-specific guidance on how and where to send the seeds.
Instructions for mailing seed packets to USDA: