• HAMM Companies wins 2019 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award

    HAMM Companies received the 2019 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award in January as part of the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in Lenexa.
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  • 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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Latest KDA News

  • Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Old World Bluestem Quarantine

    Jun 13, 2019
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, to consider the issuance of a permanent quarantine regarding Caucasian Bluestem and Yellow Bluestem, commonly known as Old World Bluestem, within the state of Kansas.
  • Plant Disease Identified in Rhododendrons in Kansas

    Jun 07, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program this week confirmed the presence of a plant disease in hundreds of rhododendrons sold at large retail stores in Kansas.
  • “Taste of Kansas” Event to be Held in Chanute

    Jun 05, 2019
    From the Land of Kansas brings to you its second annual agriculture experience dinner: “Taste of Kansas.” The dinner will allow guests to experience the diverse tastes of food grown, raised or produced in Kansas; meet Kansas agriculture producers and business owners; and enjoy a relaxing evening as they celebrate and appreciate Kansas.