• 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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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Israel

    In May, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Israel to attend three conferences and tour Israel’s agriculture and food-related sectors. Israel is among the leading countries in agricultural and ag-related technologies and is well known for water innovation.
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  • KDA Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

    The KDA Photo Contest began accepting photos last week, and will continue accepting entries until the end of August. This year’s categories were selected to promote different aspects of Kansas agriculture. Agriculture in the Fields, Animals of Agriculture, Agriculture in Town, Water in Agriculture, and County Fair. In addition, there will be a separate Youth division, for young photographers age 19 and under. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each of the six categories.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Australia

    In May 2018, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to Australia, where the team made strategic visits throughout the agriculture sector and exhibited at Australia’s national beef expo, Beef Australia, which is held every three years.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to South Africa

    In April, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to South Africa to attend the Sorghum in the 21st Century Conference: Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World. Sorghum is a key export crop for Kansas farmers, totaling $515 million over the last three years.
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Latest KDA News

  • Appeal Period Now Open for Proposed Floodplain Map for Cow Creek Watershed

    Feb 19, 2018
    A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for the Cow Creek watershed was released for public review in late 2016. Before the new map is finalized, property owners and lessees will have one more opportunity to provide engineering data through their community during the official 90-day appeal process.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Permanent Quarantine

    Feb 19, 2018
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, to consider the issuance of a permanent quarantine regarding Emerald Ash Borer to include Shawnee County. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • KDA Hosts Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture

    Feb 09, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a planning seminar for the Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture the week of Feb. 5–9. Representatives from 16 states gathered in the Manhattan KDA building to work on strategies to improve the nation’s readiness to respond to emergencies and disasters affecting the agriculture community.