• Kansas to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will lead an emergency preparedness exercise, Afterburn, Dec. 19–22, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan., to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease event. The four-day functional exercise, which will be based out of KDA headquarters in Manhattan, Kan., will enable KDA and its partners in other state agencies, federal and local government, industry, university and six other states to practice the state’s foreign animal disease response plan.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Agricultural Trade Mission to Russia

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia. AgroFarm is an international exhibition to be held Feb. 7–9, 2017, in Moscow, and will feature all major aspects of productive animal husbandry.
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  • Beef Cattle Institute Adds Resources for Veterinary Feed Directive Changes

    With a Jan. 1, 2017, deadline looming, veterinarians and producers now have more resources available to help them comply with the Veterinary Feed Directive being issued by the Food and Drug Administration. In response to increasing demand, the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University developed additional free educational modules to complement its original set of modules released earlier this year. The new modules are pertinent to separate sectors of the beef industry.
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  • American Royal Association Announces Plans to Move to Kansas

    The American Royal Association announced Tuesday afternoon that they have reached an agreement with the State of Kansas and Unified Government to relocate to Wyandotte County, Kansas.
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Receives Specialty Crop Block Grant

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $283,597.28 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a program which serves to enhance opportunities for specialty crops. According to the USDA, specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.” KDA has selected several recipients to further utilize the funds through specific projects.
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Latest KDA News

  • Public Hearings Scheduled for Review of Burrton & McPherson IGUCAs

    Sep 09, 2016
    Two public hearings will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in the Hutchinson Kansas Department of Transportation conference room at 1220 W. 4th Ave., Hutchinson, Kan., to review the Burrton Intensive Groundwater Use Control Area (IGUCA) and the McPherson IGUCA. A public informational session will be conducted at 8:00 a.m. with a public hearing to follow at 9:00 a.m. to review the Burrton IGUCA. A public informational session will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. with a public hearing to follow at 11:00 a.m. to review the McPherson IGUCA.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Expansion of GMD No. 2 Boundaries

    Sep 09, 2016
    A public hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in the Hutchinson Kansas Department of Transportation conference room at 1220 W. 4th Ave., Hutchinson, Kan., to review a petition that proposes to expand the boundaries of the Equus Beds Groundwater Management District No. 2 (GMD No. 2). A public informational session will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. with a public hearing to follow at 2:30 p.m.
  • Joint Animal Health Boards to Meet Sept. 15

    Sep 07, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board and Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet jointly in Hutchinson during the Kansas State Fair. The meeting will be held on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. and will adjourn around 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the northeast meeting room on the second level of the Cottonwood Court building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds.