Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Students Awarded Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificates

    Aug 18, 2017
    Twenty-four students from four schools in Kansas have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate. Of these, 20 were awarded the general certificate, three were awarded the animal science certificate, and one student was awarded the plant systems certificate.
  • Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Southwest Kansas

    Aug 18, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) was notified in August by the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that a horse in Finney County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA).
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Kansas Horse

    Aug 18, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) was notified in August by the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that a horse in Reno County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The horse was euthanized due to the severity of the illness. This is the first reported equine case of WNV in Kansas in 2017. Horse owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses to prevent the spread of WNV.
  • JumpStart Funding Awarded to Agriculture Entities

    Aug 18, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce to award funds to Kansas entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within the agriculture industry. These funds are made available this summer by the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur program.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Seed Regulations

    Aug 16, 2017
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) building at 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Animal Health Regulations

    Aug 16, 2017
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) building at 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Administrative Regulations

    Aug 15, 2017
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) building at 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Republican River Compact Administration to Meet August 22

    Aug 04, 2017
    The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 57th annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. MST (11:30 a.m. CST) on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Burlington Community Center Conference Hall at 340 S. 14th St. in Burlington, Colorado.
  • Initial Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed GMD 4 District-Wide LEMA

    Aug 03, 2017
    An initial public hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT) in the Cultural Arts Center at Colby Community College concerning a district-wide Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) proposed by Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4.
  • Senator Pat Roberts to Attend Kansas Ag Growth Summit

    Aug 02, 2017
    Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will be a special guest at the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Sen. Roberts has spent more than 30 years serving the needs of Kansas, and is a respected advocate for the agriculture industry. Kansas is fortunate to be represented by a leader of this caliber, and his support of the Ag Growth Summit emphasizes the importance of agricultural growth within the state.