Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Governor Laura Kelly Announces Second Round of CARES Act Funding Applications

    Aug 18, 2020
    Governor Laura Kelly has announced businesses will soon be able to apply for a total of more than $130 million in grants to serve those most affected by the pandemic and for companies that can expand broadband access in the state. Information on SPARK economic development and connectivity grant programs can now be found online at kansascommerce.gov/covidrelief. Grant applications will be accepted beginning at 12:00 p.m. Wed., Aug. 19, 2020.
  • Kansas Ag Growth Summit Crossover Webinars and Keynote Session August 17-20

    Aug 12, 2020
    The 2020 Virtual Ag Growth Summit began in mid-July with sector-specific webinars, and will conclude the week of August 17-20 with lunchtime webinars featuring panels discussing topics that impact the whole Kansas agriculture community. The final summit event will take place on August 20 and will feature Ken Isley from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. KDA invites farmers, ranchers, agribusiness owners, and other industry professionals to join these online conversations.
  • 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.