Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Avian Influenza Confirmed in Commercial Flock in McPherson County

    Apr 11, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA–APHIS), has identified highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey flock in McPherson County.
  • Hearing for Proposed Revision of Dairy Laboratory Regulation

    Apr 06, 2022
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to consider the adoption of a revised administrative regulation that governs fees for dairy laboratory analyses performed by the Kansas Department of Agriculture Laboratory.
  • Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Animal Health Regulation

    Apr 05, 2022
    A public hearing will be conducted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to consider the adoption of an administrative regulation that pertains to the cost of official calfhood vaccination tags.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Apr 01, 2022
    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 seven, eight and nine in the eastern region of the state.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting April 5

    Mar 28, 2022
    The State Conservation Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at the K-State Southwest Research–Extension Center, 4500 E. Mary St. in Garden City. A virtual meeting option can be accessed on request.
  • KDA Celebrates Kansas Ag Day

    Mar 23, 2022
    In honor of Kansas’ largest industry, employer and economic driver, the Kansas Department of Agriculture observed Kansas Agriculture Day on March 22 with a day at the Capitol. In addition, the entire month of March was proclaimed Kansas Agriculture Month by Governor Laura Kelly.
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Continues to Spread in Kansas

    Mar 18, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has now identified two new counties which have confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) as the disease outbreak continues in Kansas and nationwide. Samples from birds exhibiting HPAI symptoms in a non-commercial backyard mixed-species flock (poultry) in Dickinson County and also in a non-commercial backyard mixed-species flock (non-poultry) in rural Sedgwick County were confirmed today by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.
  • USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Backyard Flock in Kansas

    Mar 12, 2022
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard mixed species flock (poultry) in Franklin County, Kansas.
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Wild Birds in Kansas

    Mar 09, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild waterfowl in central Kansas. This is the state’s first confirmed case of HPAI since 2015.
  • KDA Advises Poultry Owners to Watch for Avian Influenza

    Mar 04, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health encourages poultry owners, with both commercial and backyard flocks, to take steps to protect their flocks from avian influenza by monitoring their birds for symptoms and by implementing biosecurity practices.