USDA-APHIS

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

Update: USDA Provides Information on Where to Send Unsolicited Seeds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441, mary.peck@state.co.us



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:

Ag Department Asking for Reports of Unsolicited Seeds Received via Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441, mary.peck@state.co.us


Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture has received numerous reports from across the state of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail that appear to have originated from China and other countries and labeled as containing jewelry or other items. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.