Mystery Seeds (Kansas Department Of Agriculture)

Jason Koebler filed this request with the Kansas Department Of Agriculture of Kansas.
Multi Request Mystery Seeds


From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the The Kansas Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Widespread news reports and agency releases show that there has been the spread and distribution of "mystery seeds" in the last month.

Therefore, I request the following information:

- Any lab reports, internal communications, analyses, warnings, or other guidances about the mystery seeds.
- Any case reports about the mystery seeds.
- Any forensic analysis or communication with law enforcement (state, local, or national) about the mystery seeds.
- The number of consumer reports as well as the reports filed about the mystery seeds.
- Any presentations or other documents prepared about the mystery seeds
- Any emails concerning the mystery seeds
- Any photos or video related to the mystery seeds

Please search from July 1, 2020 until the day this request is processed.

This request is being made for use on Motherboard, VICE Media's science and technology website. It is not for commercial purposes.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Jason Koebler

From: Kansas Department Of Agriculture

From: Kansas Department Of Agriculture

Good afternoon Mr. Koebler,

Attached are the responsive documents per your KORA request with the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Please note that we've removed some responsive documents pursuant to K.S.A. 45-221(a)(14) and (20), which provide that communications between an agency and a private individual and records where recommendations are made, policies are proposed, or opinions are expressed can be treated as closed records.

Thank you.
Ronda Hutton

Ronda M. Hutton
Legal Assistant
Kansas Department of Agriculture
1320 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Phone: (785) 564-6715
Fax: (785) 564-6777