Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • 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/.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Supports Repeal of Clean Water Rule

    Jun 27, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture applauds the presidential administration’s decision to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
  • KDA Program Receives Food Safety Award

    Jun 27, 2017
    The food safety and lodging program in the Kansas Department of Agriculture received the 2017 Elliot O. Grosvenor Food Safety Award from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) at their annual conference in Houston, Texas, on June 20.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Hosts ADT Forum in Manhattan

    Jun 23, 2017
    Ranchers, veterinarians, feedyard owners, livestock market owners, and other livestock industry professionals gathered at the K-State Alumni Center on June 22 for a forum to discuss challenges and solutions in animal disease traceability (ADT). The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted the forum, which featured officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS).
  • KDA seeks volunteers for Kansas Agriculture Emergency Response Corps

    Jun 19, 2017
    This summer, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be the first state in the nation to launch a comprehensive volunteer corps to address agriculture emergency response. The Kansas Agriculture Emergency Response Corps (KAERC) will be made up of volunteers representing a broad range of skills who will be trained and prepared to respond rapidly and efficiently to an agricultural emergency. KDA needs skilled, dedicated citizens from many different backgrounds, possessing a wide range of proficiencies, to be members of this volunteer corps.