• May is Proclaimed Kansas Beef Month

    The month of May has been declared Kansas Beef Month, according to a proclamation signed by Governor Sam Brownback. Kansas is home to some of the highest quality cattle in the United States, and the state’s ranches and feedyards play a key role in the state’s agricultural success.
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  • Organic Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Cost Share Program

    Kansas organic producers or farmers interested in receiving organic certification are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill and can assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.
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  • Kansas Delegation Travels to Thailand for Petfood Forum and Trade Show

    A delegation of Kansas pet food industry company representatives traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, to attend Petfood Forum Asia and the VICTAM Asia trade show March 29–31, 2016. The delegation was able to assess current trends in the pet food market and establish business connections in Asia.
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  • Wildfire Resource Information Available on KDA Website

    In an effort to provide a one-stop shop for farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in southcentral Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has created a page on its website to serve as a resource center for the various programs and initiatives with recovery and relief information.
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  • Kansas Sorghum Producer Delegation Travels to China

    A delegation of Kansas sorghum producers, led by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), traveled to China March 12-19, 2016, to promote coarse grains, assess current trends in the market and assist with rolling out the 2015/16 corn and sorghum harvest quality reports.
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Latest KDA News

  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Amendments to Ag Liming Regulations

    Feb 02, 2016
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, to consider the adoption of proposed amendments to agricultural liming regulations. The hearing will be held in the first floor meeting room 124 of the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) building, 1320 Research Park Dr., Manhattan, Kan.
  • KDA to Host Agribusiness Development Workshop in Republic County

    Feb 01, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on February 11, 2016 at the Belleville City Office, 1819 L St., Belleville, Kansas from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions.
  • Parsons to Host Regional Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop

    Jan 28, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Parsons on Saturday, Feb. 20, to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers. This is one of four regional workshops which are being hosted by the KDA this year.