Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Kansas Food and Ag Industry Continues to Focus on Essential Functions

    Mar 28, 2020
    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.
  • KDHE and KDA Recommend Voluntary Reduction in Burning

    Mar 26, 2020
    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.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Issues Fuel Waiver

    Mar 23, 2020
    The Secretary of Agriculture has issued an order to waive enforcement of a specific fuel restriction to help fuel retailers with continuity of business and prevent potential future shortages.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Plans for Reduced Staff

    Mar 20, 2020
    At the direction of Governor Laura Kelly, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be activating its Continuity of Operations Plan to work with a limited staff beginning March 23. The headquarters in Manhattan — as well as the field offices in Garden City, Parsons, Stafford, Stockton and Topeka — will all be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Continuity of Kansas Ag Industry Remains a Priority

    Mar 18, 2020
    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.
  • Upcoming KDA Events Postponed, Cancelled

    Mar 16, 2020
    Based on the operational and workplace guidelines for state agencies shared over the weekend, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has made changes to plans for scheduled events through the next few weeks.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Mar 09, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced the result of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat — in districts four, five and six in the central region of the state.
  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Mar 09, 2020
    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.
  • School Science Programs Benefit from KDA’s Ag Lab Event

    Mar 06, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture was able to help support science programs in dozens of Kansas high schools by providing them with lab equipment. Schools from across the state came to the agricultural laboratory in Topeka to take advantage of a unique opportunity to acquire science materials for their schools.
  • KDA to Host Livestock Export Seminars

    Feb 28, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host two livestock export seminars featuring industry experts in exporting livestock and genetics. The seminars will be held on Thursday, April 2, in Hays and on Friday, April 3, in Manhattan.