Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Governor praises NBAF operations transfer to USDA

    Jun 21, 2019
    Governor Laura Kelly praised federal officials for taking an important step toward transitioning operations of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) from New York to Manhattan, Kan.
  • USDA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date

    Jun 20, 2019
    RMA has also determined that silage, haylage and baleage should be treated in the same manner as haying and grazing this year. Producers can hay, graze or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after September 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity.
  • Governor Applauds USDA Relocation Announcement

    Jun 13, 2019
    Gov. Laura Kelly applauded today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to relocate major research agencies from Washington, D.C., to the Kansas City region, along with nearly 600 high-paying federal jobs.
  • Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Old World Bluestem Quarantine

    Jun 13, 2019
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, to consider the issuance of a permanent quarantine regarding Caucasian Bluestem and Yellow Bluestem, commonly known as Old World Bluestem, within the state of Kansas.
  • Plant Disease Identified in Rhododendrons in Kansas

    Jun 07, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program this week confirmed the presence of a plant disease in hundreds of rhododendrons sold at large retail stores in Kansas.
  • “Taste of Kansas” Event to be Held in Chanute

    Jun 05, 2019
    From the Land of Kansas brings to you its second annual agriculture experience dinner: “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.
  • State Continues to Monitor Watershed Dam South of Sabetha

    May 30, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR) and the Kansas Water Office (KWO) are aware that there is erosion on a watershed dam south of Sabetha, and staff have been monitoring the situation since early Tuesday.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet June 7

    May 30, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Salina. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting and is expected to adjourn around 2:30 p.m.
  • State Board of Agriculture to Meet May 9

    May 03, 2019
    The Kansas State Board of Agriculture will meet for its regular board meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Kansas Soybean Association, 1000 SW Red Oaks Place in Topeka.
  • Kansas Animal Health Board to Meet May 9

    May 02, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board will meet at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019.