Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Agriculture Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board to Meet Sept. 15

    Sep 09, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board will meet in Hutchinson during the Kansas State Fair. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. and will adjourn by 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in Dillon Hall in the Encampment Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds.
  • Kansas Reaches Water Rights Agreement With Kickapoo Tribe

    Sep 09, 2016
    The State of Kansas and the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas have settled a dispute over water rights, laying the groundwork to end a lawsuit that has been pending for a decade. Representatives of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, members of the Kickapoo Tribe and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt commemorated the agreement in a ceremony this morning at the Kickapoo Tribal Government Center near Horton.
  • Public Hearings Scheduled for Review of Burrton & McPherson IGUCAs

    Sep 09, 2016
    Two public hearings will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in the Hutchinson Kansas Department of Transportation conference room at 1220 W. 4th Ave., Hutchinson, Kan., to review the Burrton Intensive Groundwater Use Control Area (IGUCA) and the McPherson IGUCA. A public informational session will be conducted at 8:00 a.m. with a public hearing to follow at 9:00 a.m. to review the Burrton IGUCA. A public informational session will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. with a public hearing to follow at 11:00 a.m. to review the McPherson IGUCA.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Expansion of GMD No. 2 Boundaries

    Sep 09, 2016
    A public hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in the Hutchinson Kansas Department of Transportation conference room at 1220 W. 4th Ave., Hutchinson, Kan., to review a petition that proposes to expand the boundaries of the Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2 (GMD No. 2). A public informational session will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. with a public hearing to follow at 2:30 p.m.
  • Joint Animal Health Boards to Meet Sept. 15

    Sep 07, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board and Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet jointly in Hutchinson during the Kansas State Fair. The meeting will be held on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. and will adjourn around 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the northeast meeting room on the second level of the Cottonwood Court building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds.
  • KDA to Host 11th Annual Kansas Grape Stomp at the Kansas State Fair

    Sep 07, 2016
    Take off your shoes and feel the grapes between your toes as you help celebrate the grape and wine industry in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 11th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. on the Lake Talbott Stage at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan.
  • Agriland at the Kansas State Fair: Promoting Kansas Agriculture

    Sep 07, 2016
    Ride in a virtual combine, sift grain between your fingers and milk Blossom, the mechanical dairy cow, in Agriland at the 2016 Kansas State Fair. Located in the Pride of Kansas building, the cooperative agriculture education exhibit provides an interactive experience for children to learn more about agriculture.
  • Kansas Companies Participate in Trade Mission to Ethiopia

    Sep 01, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture led a trade mission to Ethiopia August 19-27, 2016. Companies participating in the trade mission included Nu Life Market LLC, Scott City, Kan., and No-Bull Enterprises, St. Francis, Kan.
  • Agricultural Growth Summit Attended by Hundreds

    Sep 01, 2016
    Nearly 400 leaders representing a variety of agricultural interests across the state of Kansas came together on August 30 at the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth. Part of the KDA vision is to provide an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy. The Summit is a key step in this long-term initiative to identify strategic goals and objectives, which will now be developed based on the input gathered at the Summit.
  • Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska Reach Consensus on Republican River Compact

    Aug 29, 2016
    Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska established an agreement this week in the longstanding conflict over water from the Republican River basin, as the Republican River Compact Administration signed two resolutions. Representatives from the three states have been meeting monthly for over two years, in an effort to change the approach and improve how they manage interstate water matters. This effort has created a new focus on transparency and certainty as all three states work to serve their water users. The intent of these resolutions is to replace the need for annual reviews and instead provide long-term surety to water users.