• DFA Plant to Help Spur Growth in Kansas Dairy Industry

    According to Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, the new DFA milk processing plant could be an important catalyst to spur additional growth in the Kansas dairy sector. Secretary McClaskey attended a groundbreaking ceremony near Garden City on Thursday, Oct. 8.
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  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Douglas County

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Douglas County, Kansas.
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  • Governor Brownback Proclaims October Farm to School Month

    In recognition of Kansas Farm to School programs across the state, Governor Brownback recently proclaimed October as Farm to School Month and the week of October 12 – 16 as Kansas Farm to School Week. National celebrations also occur during these times. Celebrations in Kansas will include efforts focused on showcasing the work producers, teachers and schools do to educate students about agriculture and bring locally grown food into schools.
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  • KDA to Receive USDA Rural Business Development Grant

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grant. Established in the 2014 Farm Bill, the RBDG is a competitive grant program designed to provide targeted technical assistance, training and other activities to enable small businesses in rural areas to be developed or to expand.
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  • Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing deadline

    Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers — should gather petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2015, filing deadline.
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