• KDA Participates in USDA Agriculture Trade Mission to Japan

    In June, two representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture traveled to Japan on an agribusiness trade mission led by the USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney. The trade mission, which was the largest ever USDA-led trade mission, included representatives from state departments of agriculture as well as private agribusinesses.
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  • “The Taste of Kansas” Event to be Held in WaKeeney

    From the Land of Kansas brings to you its first-ever agriculture experience dinner: “The 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.
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  • Kansas Announces Cattle Trace Pilot Program for Disease Traceability

    Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary Jackie McClaskey joined leaders from the Kansas livestock industry on Saturday, June 30, at Barton County Feeders in Ellinwood to announce the Cattle Trace pilot project.
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  • Celebrating June as Dairy Month across Kansas

    Saturday, June 23, 2018, was a celebration of the dairy industry in Kansas as Governor Jeff Colyer’s proclamation making June Kansas Dairy Month was presented to two Kansas dairies at their Dairy Month open house events.
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  • KDA Offers 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the national Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Food Safety Resources Now Available in Chinese

    Jul 13, 2018
    In an effort to expand educational service to retail food establishments, the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program has translated 46 “Focus on Food Safety” fact sheets into Chinese.
  • KDA Seeks Members for Marketing Advisory Board

    Jul 13, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural marketing, advocacy and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board.
  • Industrial Hemp Regulations Draft Available for Public Input

    Jul 05, 2018
    An early draft of regulations for the Industrial Hemp Research Program in Kansas is now available for public input on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The draft was developed by KDA in consultation with the industrial hemp advisory board and with input from the public. The draft can be found at agriculture.ks.gov/IndustrialHemp, and comments may be submitted to KDA.industrialhemp@ks.gov through July 18.

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