STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Due to the state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the staff at the Kansas Department of Agriculture has been asked to work remotely beginning April 6. During this time, our headquarters and field offices will remain closed to the public. Please keep in mind that while we work from our homes, our response times may be a bit slower. We ask for your patience as we work through these changing times.

If you need assistance during this interim period, please direct your questions to the Grain Warehouse Program via email, Jeff.Vogel@ks.gov or leave a message at 785-564-6699. We will respond as soon as possible.

The KDA coronavirus page has guidance documents and ag-related industry links. For more information about the State of Kansas response to COVID-19, please consult the KDHE Resource Center.

Grain Warehouse Program

The Grain Warehouse Inspection program administers and enforces the Kansas Public Warehouse Law relating to grain storage. It requires that any entity that stores grain for the public be licensed by either the state or federal government. It ensures that Kansas grain producers have safe, solvent warehouses where they may store their commodities. To achieve this, the program examines state-licensed facilities at least once each year. More examinations are made on licensed facilities that meet only the minimum financial requirements.

A licensed elevator, with the approval of the Grain Warehouse Inspection program, may move open stored grain to another licensed, bonded terminal elevator.  This allows smaller facilities to free up bin space for the next harvest.  Also, with approval from the program, licensed facilities may use emergency or conditional storage space during harvest when storage space is in short supply.  This allows the elevator to better serve Kansas crop producers.

Examinations help: 

  • Eliminate fraud in the grain industry.
  • Ensure the quantity of stored commodities in Kansas licensed warehouses.
  • Maintain the percentage of loss to producers at zero.

 

To file a complaint please fill out our online complaint form.