• KDA Hosts Multi-State Partnership for Security in Agriculture

    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.
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  • KDA Provides Marketing Stipend to 12 Farmers’ Markets

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has selected 12 farmers’ markets as recipients of the Meet Me at the Market stipend program. This program makes funds available to state departments of agriculture solely to enhance competitiveness of specialty crops
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  • From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting and Farmers’ Market Conference

    The From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting and Farmers’ Market Conference will be held March 1-2, 2018, at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan. The conference includes the annual meeting for members, partners and farmers’ markets. It also will feature general sessions, specialized workshops and the opportunity to network with Kansas-based businesses.
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  • KDA to Host Regional Emergency Response Training Workshops

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host seven regional emergency response training workshops this spring. Workshops will take place in Clay Center, Lawrence, Wichita, Chanute, Garden City, Colby and Manhattan.
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  • KDA Outlines Changes and Approves Training for Dicamba Products

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received updated labels for three herbicide products which contain dicamba, and asks all consumers to learn about the changes and updates and to take the necessary steps to be in compliance with the label of their chosen product, including attending required training.
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Latest KDA News

  • Equine Infectious Anemia Reported in Southwest Kansas

    Aug 18, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) was notified in August by the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that a horse in Finney County has tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA).
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Kansas Horse

    Aug 18, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) was notified in August by the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory that a horse in Reno County has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The horse was euthanized due to the severity of the illness. This is the first reported equine case of WNV in Kansas in 2017. Horse owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses to prevent the spread of WNV.
  • JumpStart Funding Awarded to Agriculture Entities

    Aug 18, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce to award funds to Kansas entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within the agriculture industry. These funds are made available this summer by the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur program.