Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Public Hearing on Wichita ASR Project to Continue

    Jan 22, 2020
    The public hearing to address the City of Wichita’s proposed modifications to Phase II of the city’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project will continue in February and, if necessary, in March. The hearing will continue to take place at the First Mennonite Church, 427 W. 4th in Halstead, on February 10–12 and March 2–6, 2020, as necessary.
  • Appeal Period Now Open for Proposed Floodplain Map for Dickinson County

    Jan 21, 2020
    A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for Dickinson County, as part of the Lower Smoky Hill floodplain mapping project, was released for public review in December 2018.
  • Kansas Animal Health Board to Meet January 16

    Jan 10, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board will meet via conference call at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Expansion of Permanent Quarantine

    Jan 07, 2020
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, to consider the issuance of a permanent quarantine regarding Emerald Ash Borer. The proposed quarantine would expand the current permanent quarantine to include Jackson and Miami counties. The hearing will be held at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • KDA Participates in Reverse Trade Mission from Costa Rica

    Dec 30, 2019
    In early December 2019, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and American International Charolais Association hosted a delegation of Costa Rican beef sector stakeholders.
  • Regional Farmers’ Market Workshops Scheduled for February

    Dec 12, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will host six regional workshops in February 2020 to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
  • KDA Re-Opens Kansas Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Initiative

    Dec 10, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Conservation announces the re-opening of the Kansas Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Initiative. This initiative provides a onetime incentive payment for Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP) contracts for the following practices:
  • Kansas Chief Engineer to Retire in March 2020

    Dec 10, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announces that Chief Engineer David Barfield will be retiring from his position at the Division of Water Resources effective March 6, 2020. Barfield has been with KDA–DWR for 35 years, and has served as chief engineer since June 2007 where he has led KDA–DWR in its efforts to serve water users in the state within the framework of Kansas law including administration of more than 30,000 active water rights, four interstate water compacts, and the state’s program regulating dams and other water structures.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jackson County

    Dec 09, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jackson County, Kansas.
  • New Website to Assist Kansans Coping with Ag-Related Stress

    Dec 09, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with several Kansas ag partners, have unveiled a new website to provide resources and support to those dealing with ag-related stress. The website can be found at KansasAgStress.org.