Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Offers 2017 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    Jul 21, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
  • KDA Seeks Marketing Advisory Board Members

    Jul 21, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural advocacy, marketing and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board. The mission of the KDA marketing program team is to serve all Kansans through innovative programming and deliver solutions designed to create an environment that facilitates growth and expansion in agriculture while increasing pride in and awareness of the state’s largest industry — agriculture.
  • Groundwater Management District No. 2 Expands Boundaries

    Jul 20, 2017
    Following a public hearing in October 2016, a proposal to expand the boundaries of the Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2 (GMD 2) was approved by David Barfield, Chief Engineer in the Division of Water Resources at the Kansas Department of Agriculture on July 7, 2017.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to Meet July 20

    Jul 19, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Agriculture will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, via conference call. Contact the KDA office at 785-564-6700 for call-in information.
  • Governor Sam Brownback holds Water Tour

    Jul 19, 2017
    Governor Sam Brownback and Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer today announced new findings from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) about the life of the Ogallala Aquifer. Traveling to Hoxie and Garden City, KGS unveiled new data showing that stable use of Ogallala Aquifer is attainable.
  • Second Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 24

    Jul 13, 2017
    Join agriculture leaders from across the state at the second annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. Growth in agriculture has a direct impact on statewide economic growth: agriculture accounts for 43 percent of the state’s economy, and is valued at more than $64 billion.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Responds to Herbicide Use Complaints

    Jul 12, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has experienced an increase in herbicide misuse complaints alleging crop damage due to herbicide products containing dicamba. KDA’s pesticide and fertilizer program staff are actively investigating these complaints for noncompliance with state and federal laws, but cautions producers that these investigations will not characterize crop damage, acres involved, or estimated dollar losses.
  • Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Meeting to Be Held July 26

    Jul 11, 2017
    The annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Administration will be held at Lydie’s Cottage on the grounds of the Marland Estate, located at 901 Monument Road, Ponca City, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Amendments to Water Regulations

    Jul 07, 2017
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, to consider the adoption of proposed amendments to regulations relating to consumptive use of water rights and to civil penalties for delinquent water use reports.
  • County Fair Season Starts in Kansas

    Jul 06, 2017
    County fair season has begun in Kansas, bringing with it a great lineup of events, entertainment, food and fun for all. A complete list of Kansas county fairs can be found at https://www.kansasfairsassociation.com/.