Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Food Safety and Lodging Regulations

    May 07, 2018
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to consider an increase to fees for food establishments, food processing plants and certificates of free sale. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to South Africa

    Apr 26, 2018
    In April, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to South Africa to attend the Sorghum in the 21st Century Conference: Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World. Sorghum is a key export crop for Kansas farmers, totaling $515 million over the last three years.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet May 9

    Apr 24, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • KDA Prepares to Oversee Industrial Hemp in Kansas

    Apr 20, 2018
    Today Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. signed Senate Bill 263, which enacts the Alternative Crop Research Act allowing the Kansas Department of Agriculture to oversee the cultivation of industrial hemp in a research program. KDA has begun the process of developing rules and regulations to guide the Alternative Crop Research Act, which will include an open dialogue and information exchange at a public forum in May.
  • Kansas Animal Health Board to Meet May 1

    Apr 19, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to Meet April 30

    Apr 17, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Agriculture will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Conservation Regulations

    Apr 17, 2018
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Lt. Governor Joins USDA Under Secretary in Visit to Drought Areas

    Apr 09, 2018
    Lt. Governor Tracey Mann hosted Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, on a trip to south central Kansas on Friday, April 6, to visit drought-affected fields and to speak with farmers and ranchers in the area.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

    Mar 23, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Argentina from July 24 to Aug. 1, 2018. In an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics, this provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industry to develop relationships with livestock producers in Argentina.
  • Governor’s Drought Declaration Assists Farmers and Ranchers

    Mar 14, 2018
    Governor Jeff Colyer has signed a drought declaration for all 105 counties in the state of Kansas to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers as they cope with the impact the drought will continue to have on crops and livestock.