Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • 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.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet Via Conference Call August 9

    Aug 01, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, via conference call. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting of the advisory board.
  • 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.