• 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

  • KDA partners with Blue Valley FFA and Hy-Vee to sell pink pumpkins

    Sep 27, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Blue Valley FFA Chapter and Hy-Vee Manhattan to sell pink pumpkins in support of breast cancer research. The pink pumpkins will be for sale for $10 on October 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in front of Hy-Vee Manhattan at 601 N. 3rd Place. A pink pumpkin on your porch will show you stand with Blue Valley FFA and many others in the fight against breast cancer.
  • Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications

    Sep 26, 2017
    The 2017 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program in late November 2017.
  • Kansas Companies Participate in Trade Mission to China

    Sep 19, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture led a trade mission to China in August 2017 to provide an opportunity for Kansas small businesses to research new markets. The purpose of the mission was to attend Petfood Forum China and participate in the trade show at Pet Fair Asia.