• 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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  • KDA Prepares to Oversee Industrial Hemp in Kansas

    Today Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. signed Senate Bill 263, which enacts the Alternative Crop Research Act allowing the Kansas Department of Agriculture to oversee the cultivation of industrial hemp in a research program. KDA has begun the process of developing rules and regulations to guide the Alternative Crop Research Act, which will include an open dialogue and information exchange at a public forum in May.
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  • Lt. Governor Joins USDA Under Secretary in Visit to Drought Areas

    Lt. Governor Tracey Mann hosted Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, on a trip to south central Kansas on Friday, April 6, to visit drought-affected fields and to speak with farmers and ranchers in the area.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Argentina from July 24 to Aug. 1, 2018. In an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics, this provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industry to develop relationships with livestock producers in Argentina.
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  • Governor’s Drought Declaration Assists Farmers and Ranchers

    Governor Jeff Colyer has signed a drought declaration for all 105 counties in the state of Kansas to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers as they cope with the impact the drought will continue to have on crops and livestock.
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Latest KDA News

  • State Conservation Commission Meeting Nov. 19

    Oct 27, 2017
    The State Conservation Commission will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The meeting take place in the Consulate III meeting room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport at 2098 Airport Road in Wichita. The meeting is open to the public.
  • Kansas Produce Growers Inventory Now Available

    Oct 26, 2017
    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).
  • 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Oct 19, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $296,405.62 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service.