Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Industrial Hemp Regulations Draft Available for Public Input

    Jul 05, 2018
    An early draft of regulations for the Industrial Hemp Research Program in Kansas is now available for public input on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The draft was developed by KDA in consultation with the industrial hemp advisory board and with input from the public. The draft can be found at agriculture.ks.gov/IndustrialHemp, and comments may be submitted to KDA.industrialhemp@ks.gov through July 18.
  • Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Meeting to Be Held July 25

    Jul 05, 2018
    The annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Administration will be held at the Kansas Department of Transportation Conference Center, located at 1220 W 4th Ave. in Hutchinson, Kansas, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in water-related activities within the Arkansas River Basin in Kansas and Oklahoma is encouraged to attend.
  • Inspection and Testing Ensures Accuracy of Grain Moisture Meters

    Jul 05, 2018
    The weights and measures program at the Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced that they have renewed efforts to ensure accuracy of commercial grain moisture meters across the state. KDA inspectors have been working with industry and service companies throughout the spring and summer to emphasize the importance of annual testing.
  • KDA Participates in USDA Agriculture Trade Mission to Japan

    Jul 03, 2018
    In June, two representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture traveled to Japan on an agribusiness trade mission led by the USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney. The trade mission, which was the largest ever USDA-led trade mission, included representatives from state departments of agriculture as well as private agribusinesses.
  • “The Taste of Kansas” Event to be Held in WaKeeney

    Jul 03, 2018
    From the Land of Kansas brings to you its first-ever agriculture experience dinner: “The Taste of Kansas.” The dinner will allow guests to experience the diverse tastes of food grown, raised, or produced in Kansas; meet Kansas agriculture producers and business owners; and enjoy a relaxing evening as they celebrate and appreciate Kansas.
  • Kansas Announces Cattle Trace Pilot Program for Disease Traceability

    Jul 02, 2018
    Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary Jackie McClaskey joined leaders from the Kansas livestock industry on Saturday, June 30, at Barton County Feeders in Ellinwood to announce the Cattle Trace pilot project.
  • Celebrating June as Dairy Month across Kansas

    Jun 29, 2018
    Saturday, June 23, 2018, was a celebration of the dairy industry in Kansas as Governor Jeff Colyer’s proclamation making June Kansas Dairy Month was presented to two Kansas dairies at their Dairy Month open house events.
  • Public Informational Meeting to Discuss Wichita ASR Project

    Jun 19, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR) will host a public informational meeting on Thursday, June 28, to discuss proposed changes to the city of Wichita’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Halstead High School Auditorium, 520 W. 6th St. in Halstead.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Uruguay

    Jun 14, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Uruguay from September 12–17, 2018. This trade mission provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industries to develop relationships with livestock producers in Uruguay to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics.
  • KDA Offers 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    Jun 12, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the national Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.