Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • State Conservation Commission Meeting February 1

    Jan 21, 2021
    The State Conservation Commission will hold its regular meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. using a virtual attendance format. The agenda will include a discussion of long-term planning objectives as well as updates on funding and technical assistance opportunities.
  • KDA Offers Food Safety Webinar Series in 2021

    Jan 19, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program will offer monthly online webinars on food safety issues beginning Monday, January 25, 2021. The free webinar series will cover a variety of food safety issues that are of interest to food business operators, managers and workers.
  • 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.
  • State Board of Agriculture to Hold Virtual Meeting December 29

    Dec 21, 2020
    The Kansas State Board of Agriculture will hold its regular board meeting using internet meeting services on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested in the meeting can participate using video conferencing or by utilizing a call-in option.