Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Board of Animal Health to Meet Via Conference Call August 6

    Aug 04, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Animal Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 6. This is a regular quarterly board meeting that will be held via conference call.
  • KDA Update on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus 7-31-2020

    Jul 31, 2020
    KDA’s Division of Animal Health continues to respond to the outbreak that began in south central Kansas in mid-June and has now expanded its reach to the north and east.
  • Hearing Scheduled for Wichita County LEMA Plan

    Jul 30, 2020
    A public hearing will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020, in Leoti to consider a Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) management plan in a designated area in Wichita County. The virtual-hybrid hearing will provide the opportunity for in-person oral statements as well as virtual participation online.
  • KDA Releases Custom Rates Survey

    Jul 30, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Kansas State University Land Use Survey Program has published the 2020 Custom Rates Survey, a summary of rates paid for custom work. The survey and report are released on a biennial basis.
  • KDA Seeks Nominations for Kansas Ag Heroes

    Jul 29, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is excited to announce they are now accepting nominations for the first ever Kansas Agriculture Heroes Program.
  • Division of Conservation Director Candidates to Share Public Presentations

    Jul 28, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will hold interviews for the position of Executive Director of the Division of Conservation on August 6 and 7, and the selection process will include an opportunity for public participation. The public portion will consist of a presentation and questions, which will be available to watch live online.
  • KDA Asks Public to Report Receipt of any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

    Jul 25, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been notified that several Kansas residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time. The packages were sent by mail; some have been labeled as jewelry and they may have Chinese writing on them. Unsolicited packages of seeds have been received by people in several other states across the United States over the last several days.
  • Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Commission Online Meeting August 4

    Jul 24, 2020
    The 56th annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Commission will be held using internet meeting services on Tuesday, August 4, at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in water-related activities within the Arkansas River Basin in Kansas and Oklahoma is encouraged to participate in the meeting.
  • Update on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Outbreak in Kansas

    Jul 23, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has now identified positive cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in 20 counties in Kansas. KDA’s Division of Animal Health continues to respond to the outbreak that began in south central Kansas in mid-June and has now expanded its reach to the north and east. Nearly 90 premises have tested positive for VSV in Allen, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Coffey, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Lyon, Marion, Miami, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson counties. In addition, KDA is awaiting laboratory results from symptomatic animals in other counties as the outbreak continues to spread.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces Sheep and Goat Survey

    Jul 23, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking sheep and goat owners across Kansas to participate in a Sheep and Goat Survey to generate data and information regarding this segment of the Kansas specialty livestock industry.