Policy


Kansas State Legislature

The Kansas Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and a 40-member Senate. To learn more or to contact your legislator, click the link below.

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KLA's Stance on MCOOL

KLA policy opposes any attempts to narrow the business options or limit the individual freedom of livestock producers to innovate the management and marketing of their production. 

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Industry Resources

Risk Management Resources

A series of webinars and documents addressing topics pertaining to risk management and Livestock Risk Protection.   

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Animal Health

In-depth information on foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), BSE and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) detected in dairy cattle.

FMD Information

BSE Information

HPAI Information

Animal Disease Traceability

USDA released its final traceability rule requiring electronic ID tags for sexually intact cattle 18 months of age or older, rodeo and exhibition cattle, and dairy cattle moving interstate.

Emissions Reporting (EPCRA)

The Environmental Protection Agency, under the Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act, has released a final rule regarding the reporting of emissions from large confined animal feeding operations.

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Farm Vehicle Registration/Permitting

Guidelines for registering and permitting farm vehicles can be found by clicking the links below.

MAP-21 Updates

Intra/interstate guidelines for transporting grain, cattle and hay

Sales Tax Information

For information on what qualifies for sales tax exemption or to access the ag exemption certificate, click the links below.

Sales & Use Tax for Ag Industry

Ag Exemption Certificate

Cattle Heat Stress

This website uses forecast information to produce a map showing heat stress categories by color. 

Animal comfort index

Heat Stress Forecast Maps

Smoke Management Plan

This site provides a single location for land managers conducting prescribed burns in the Flint Hills to obtain information and access tools to assist them in making burn decisions.

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Nonimmigrant Worker Forms

Link to nonimmigrant visa new employment or change of employment forms provided by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Industry Economics

Economic impact of the Kansas livestock industry

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Advocacy Resources


How-To

Tips on how to write a letter to the editor, post constructive comments online and prepare for an interview

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Animal Welfare

Q & A on common concerns consumers have about animal care

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Environmental Stewardship

Q & A on concerns consumers have about beef production and the environment

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Modern Beef Production

Q & A on potential concerns consumers have about modern beef production in the U.S

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Beef Nutrition

Q & A about how beef fits into a healthy diet

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Beef Safety

Q & A regarding beef safety practices used by ranchers

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