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  • VSV Continues to Spread Among Horses in South Central Kansas

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health is responding to an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) that has continued to spread in horses across south central Kansas. VSV was first confirmed in Butler County on June 16 and has now been confirmed by testing on more than 30 premises in four counties in the region.
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  • Kansas Food and Ag Industry Continues to Focus on Essential Functions

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture continues to support the state’s food and agriculture industry as it serves an essential role across the state. With today’s announcement that Governor Laura Kelly has issued a statewide “stay home” order (Executive Order No. 20-16), it is important to emphasize that those food and agriculture businesses must keep a strong focus on their essential functions and follow safety protocols.
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  • KDHE and KDA Recommend Voluntary Reduction in Burning

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this spring.
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  • Continuity of Kansas Ag Industry Remains a Priority

    With Tuesday’s announcement by Governor Laura Kelly that state agencies will reduce their offices to essential services for a limited time beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Kansas Department of Agriculture assures the Kansas agriculture industry that we will continue to provide support across the state for critical services in agriculture.
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  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service and granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops.
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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.
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