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KDA OFFICES ARE OPEN: Although Kansas Department of Agriculture staff will be shifting back to remote work as much as possible, all KDA offices will remain open and staffed to provide full service to customers across the state, including the Division of Water Resources field offices and routine inspections conducted by KDA. At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption or delay in the agency’s service to the public.

Latest KDA News

  • KDA Announces 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey

    Jan 12, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking respondent feedback for the 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey to collect information on native tallgrass pasture use and practices. The survey is administered through the K-State Land Use Survey Center and will be open through March 31, 2021.
  • Farmers’ Market, Direct-to-Consumer Virtual Workshops in February

    Jan 11, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will offer virtual workshops February 16–19, 2021, to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers, and also for those wanting to sell food products directly to consumers.
  • Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available

    Jan 08, 2021
    Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The program allows for the licensing of producers to commercially grow or cultivate industrial hemp.
  • Kansas Management Plan for Emerald Ash Borer Will Change in 2021

    Jan 08, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program is changing its approach to stopping the spread of the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB), following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Commercial Industrial Hemp Regulation

    Jan 06, 2021
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, to consider the adoption of a proposed regulation to govern commercial industrial hemp production in Kansas.
  • Public Hearing to Resume on Wichita ASR Project

    Jan 05, 2021
    The formal phase public hearing to address the City of Wichita’s proposed modifications to Phase II of the city’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Project will resume in early February. The hearing will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, and will continue as needed on February 4, 5, 18 and 19.
  • Chief Engineer Approves Plan for Water Conservation in Wichita County

    Jan 04, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources has announced that Earl Lewis, chief engineer, signed an order approving the Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) plan for all of the area in Wichita County lying within the boundaries of Western Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 1 (GMD 1). The LEMA was signed on December 30, 2020, and will be effective for a five-year period beginning January 1, 2021.