• KDA Plans International Trade Missions for 2018

    Together, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce were awarded a $380,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant award for use in 2018. Since the grant’s inception in 2012, more than 50 Kansas small businesses have participated and achieved $17.2 million in actual export sales.
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  • Kansas Exercises Animal Disease Response Preparedness

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture held a tabletop exercise on Tuesday, Nov. 28, as the first stage of the state’s annual emergency preparedness exercise. This year’s exercise, named Phoenix, will continue Dec. 18–20, 2017, as the agency simulates a foreign animal disease event to practice the state’s agriculture emergency response plan.
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Provides Marketing Resources to Farmers’ Markets

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant to fund the Meet Me at the Market Consumer Recruitment Campaign to provide farmers’ market managers and vendors with resources to increase awareness of specialty crops available at their markets.
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  • Kansas Produce Growers Inventory Now Available

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension have partnered to release the Kansas Produce Growers Inventory, a tool to identify produce growers affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Produce Safety Rule (PSR).
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  • KDA to Host Egg Grading Workshop in Colby

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an egg grading workshop at Colby Community College to train poultry producers in egg grading and to share other important poultry care and food safety information. The workshop is available to all Kansas egg producers at no charge.
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Latest KDA News

  • Second Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 24

    Jul 13, 2017
    Join agriculture leaders from across the state at the second annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. Growth in agriculture has a direct impact on statewide economic growth: agriculture accounts for 43 percent of the state’s economy, and is valued at more than $64 billion.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Responds to Herbicide Use Complaints

    Jul 12, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has experienced an increase in herbicide misuse complaints alleging crop damage due to herbicide products containing dicamba. KDA’s pesticide and fertilizer program staff are actively investigating these complaints for noncompliance with state and federal laws, but cautions producers that these investigations will not characterize crop damage, acres involved, or estimated dollar losses.
  • Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Meeting to Be Held July 26

    Jul 11, 2017
    The annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Administration will be held at Lydie’s Cottage on the grounds of the Marland Estate, located at 901 Monument Road, Ponca City, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.