Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Updated Reports Now Available on Agriculture’s Economic Contribution

    Aug 30, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has recently updated its interactive map of Kansas, showing the economic contribution of agriculture across the state. Located on the KDA website, this interactive resource can be used to find the agricultural economic facts for each of the 105 counties in Kansas, as well as a report for the entire state.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Hosts 2021 Ag Growth Summit

    Aug 26, 2021
    Several hundred members of the Kansas agriculture community gathered online on Thursday, August 26, for the sixth annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth hosted by Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam and Deputy Secretary Kelsey Olson.
  • Kansas Industrial Hemp Regulations Amended for Harvest Season

    Aug 25, 2021
    The state rules and regulations board has approved the adoption of temporary amendments to the Kansas industrial hemp regulations which were proposed by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The regulation amendments will align Kansas’ industrial hemp regulations with the USDA’s Final Rule on commercial hemp production.
  • Republican River Compact Administration to Meet August 25

    Aug 16, 2021
    The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 2021 annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, at 213 McMillen Hall at McCook Community College, 1205 E 3rd Street, McCook, Nebraska.
  • 2021 Ag Growth Summit to Be Virtual Only

    Aug 10, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced today that the sixth annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, August 26, will be held as a virtual event only.
  • Kansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Meeting to Be Held July 28

    Jul 20, 2021
    The 57th Annual Meeting of the Kansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission will be held at the offices of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, located at 3800 N. Classen Blvd. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Kansas Animal Health Board to Meet July 21

    Jul 15, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the KDA office, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan.
  • State Conservation Event and Meeting July 21-22

    Jul 15, 2021
    The State Conservation Commission and the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts will host a Supervisor Engagement Event in Salina on Wednesday, July 21, starting at 2:00 p.m. The SCC and the KACD will then hold a joint meeting on Thursday, July 22, at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn at Salina.
  • KDA Seeks Nominations for Kansas Ag Heroes

    Jul 14, 2021
    At last summer’s Ag Growth Summit, the Kansas Department of Agriculture kicked off a new recognition program to honor outstanding Kansans: Kansas Ag Heroes. Nominations are now open for the second year of the program, and KDA anticipates new stories of outstanding service from across the Kansas agriculture community.
  • KDA to Host Forum on Proposed Food Code Updates

    Jun 24, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture food safety and lodging program will host an online public forum on Monday, July 12, at 3:00 p.m. to share proposed updates to the Kansas Food Code.