• KDA Participates in Reverse Trade Mission from Costa Rica

    In early December 2019, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and American International Charolais Association hosted a delegation of Costa Rican beef sector stakeholders.
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  • Kansas Chief Engineer to Retire in March 2020

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announces that Chief Engineer David Barfield will be retiring from his position at the Division of Water Resources effective March 6, 2020. Barfield has been with KDA–DWR for 35 years, and has served as chief engineer since June 2007 where he has led KDA–DWR in its efforts to serve water users in the state within the framework of Kansas law including administration of more than 30,000 active water rights, four interstate water compacts, and the state’s program regulating dams and other water structures.
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  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jackson County

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jackson County, Kansas.
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  • New Website to Assist Kansans Coping with Ag-Related Stress

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with several Kansas ag partners, have unveiled a new website to provide resources and support to those dealing with ag-related stress. The website can be found at KansasAgStress.org.
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  • Kansas Students Participate in Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange

    Two Kansas students traveled to Taiwan Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2019, to represent the state as part of a long-standing student exchange program to learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Kansas agriculture exports benefit both Kansas and Taiwan.
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Latest KDA News

  • State Conservation Commission Meeting February 3

    Jan 22, 2020
    The State Conservation Commission will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020. The meeting will take place at the Kansas Water Office in the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 404 in Topeka. The meeting is open to the public.
  • Public Hearing on Wichita ASR Project to Continue

    Jan 22, 2020
    The public hearing to address the City of Wichita’s proposed modifications to Phase II of the city’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project will continue in February and, if necessary, in March. The hearing will continue to take place at the First Mennonite Church, 427 W. 4th in Halstead, on February 10–12 and March 2–6, 2020, as necessary.
  • Appeal Period Now Open for Proposed Floodplain Map for Dickinson County

    Jan 21, 2020
    A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for Dickinson County, as part of the Lower Smoky Hill floodplain mapping project, was released for public review in December 2018.