Tag Archives: Colorado Department of Agriculture

Routt and Rio Blanco Counties Free of V.S.

cdaThe Routt and Rio Blanco County sites that were quarantined due to cases of vesicular stomatitis have been released from quarantine. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veternarian’s Office has 46 locations in 14 counties under quarantine due to the disease. In Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitis Found in Northwest Colorado

cdaVesicular Stomatitis, a livestock disease that typically causes oral blisters and sores that can be painful causing difficulty in eating and drinking, has made its way into Northwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Agriculture says they have quarantined 64 Continue reading

CSU Experiments in Growing Hemp

HEMPHemp being grown by Colorado State University in southwest Colorado is tucked into a crop of corn at a secret location, but farmers interested in hemp can still ask for a tour. The experiment testing 12 varieties of industrial hemp has permission from the Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitis Still A Problem In Colorado

cattleAs of Thursday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 91 locations in 11 counties under quarantine after horses, mules and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis.   Both Mesa and Delta Counties have effected animals.  Those attending shows and fairs, livestock owners and veterinarians can stay up to date on the latest information by checking this link.

Burn Where You Buy

firewoodIn summer, many people are packing up the tent and sleeping bags to enjoy all of Colorado’s great camping locations, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds outdoor enthusiasts to leave their firewood at home. Jeanne Ring, CDA’s cooperative agricultural pest survey Continue reading

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

cattleThe Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. Ranchers who co-mingle their herds have a higher risk for trich; one way to reduce the risk of this disease is to test bulls annually.  So far this year, Colorado has had 8 new positive “trich” Continue reading

Horse Owners Reminded to Get a Brand Inspection

horseThis time of year sends many horse riding Coloradans outside to enjoy our warm days and cool evenings and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse owners that state statutes require a “brand” inspection is required if they plan on buying, selling, Continue reading

All Quarantines Related to Vesicular Stomatitis have been Released

cdaAs of yesterday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has released all quarantines related to the 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak in Colorado. In all, there were 556 livestock investigations in the state resulting in 370 quarantines. Continue reading

Ag Forum to be Held in Denver Next Month

forumThe 2015 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, themed “Water: Colorado’s Treasure,” highlights the challenges facing Colorado in meeting the water demands of a diverse state with competing needs. The forum will take place in Denver next month. It will include speakers from all facets of Colorado’s agriculture, including produce Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Continues to Avoid VS

cdaAs of November 12th, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 43 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 312 of the 355 quarantines have now been released. Northwest Colorado has been able to Continue reading

Grants Available for Noxious Weed Removal

cdaMany Colorado residents have suffered from a number of natural disasters in recent years. Since 2012, Colorado has experienced six major wildfires that burned over 250,000 acres, and a major flood throughout the South Platte basin. The Colorado Department of Agriculture says Continue reading

Contest Open to Professional and Amateur Photographers

cdaThe 17th annual “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate the state’s agricultural heritage. For the first time, this year’s contest will only accept digital entries. Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar says the contest “is a great way to Continue reading