Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Hearing for Proposed Permanent Quarantine of Federal Noxious Weeds

    Jun 18, 2021
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, regarding the issuance of a permanent statewide quarantine of weed species that have been designated noxious by federal regulation
  • KDA Releases 2021 Kansas Bluestem Pasture Survey

    Jun 11, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Kansas State University Land Use Survey Program, has published the 2021 Kansas Bluestem Pasture Survey, a summary of leases on bluestem pasture in the Flint Hills region of Kansas.
  • State Board of Agriculture to Meet June 11

    Jun 08, 2021
    The Kansas State Board of Agriculture will meet for its regular quarterly board meeting on Friday, June 11, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at American AgCredit, 4105 N. Ridge Road in Wichita, Kansas.
  • KDA Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

    Jun 07, 2021
    The beauty of Kansas agriculture has been celebrated throughout the state’s ag industry, and we encourage photographers to capture that beauty and share it with others through the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s annual photo contest. KDA began accepting photos on June 7, and will continue accepting entries through August 16.
  • Help Prevent Equine Disease This Summer

    Jun 02, 2021
    As summer approaches, the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health encourages horse owners to take proactive steps to prevent the transmission of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), an equine disease that is common in the summer months.
  • Rural Veterinary Workforce Development Taskforce Seeks Feedback

    May 18, 2021
    Amidst a growing concern for a lack of access to veterinary services in rural Kansas, a group of statewide organizations and higher education leadership have combined resources to form the Rural Veterinary Workforce Development (RVWD) Taskforce. The taskforce has developed an online survey where livestock producers are encouraged to provide feedback and give these issues a voice.
  • State Conservation Commission Work Session May 24

    May 17, 2021
    The State Conservation Commission will hold a work session on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kansas Department of Agriculture office in Manhattan. The work session will focus on Conservation District supervisor engagement only, and will not have an agenda like a full commission meeting.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board May 12

    May 11, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will hold its regular quarterly board meeting via teleconference at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
  • KDA to Host Webinar Series for Small Animal Facilities

    May 06, 2021
    The Animal Facilities Inspection program in the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health will host a free informational webinar series focused on small animal facilities. The webinar series will take place virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout June.
  • Board of Animal Health to Hold Virtual Meeting May 6

    May 03, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Animal Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6.