• 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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  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA–AMS). The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops by achieving defined performance measures.
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  • Statewide Food Drive Campaign Kicks Off Kansas Ag Month

    Kansas Agriculture Month kicked off on March 5 with the Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive in support of our neighbors in need and to reduce hunger in Kansas communities.
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  • From the Land of Kansas Program Offers New Membership Opportunities

    From the Land of Kansas, the state’s agriculture trademark program within the Kansas Department of Agriculture, celebrated its 40th anniversary in January, and rolled out a new membership structure to make more benefits available to members.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Russia

    In February 2018, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to Russia, to spur trade opportunities through strategic visits throughout the agricultural sector. The trade mission was coordinated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Trade Office (USDA ATO) in Russia.
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Latest KDA News

  • Republican River Compact Administration to Meet August 22

    Aug 04, 2017
    The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 57th annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. MST (11:30 a.m. CST) on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Burlington Community Center Conference Hall at 340 S. 14th St. in Burlington, Colorado.
  • Initial Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed GMD 4 District-Wide LEMA

    Aug 03, 2017
    An initial public hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT) in the Cultural Arts Center at Colby Community College concerning a district-wide Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) proposed by Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 4.
  • Senator Pat Roberts to Attend Kansas Ag Growth Summit

    Aug 02, 2017
    Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will be a special guest at the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Sen. Roberts has spent more than 30 years serving the needs of Kansas, and is a respected advocate for the agriculture industry. Kansas is fortunate to be represented by a leader of this caliber, and his support of the Ag Growth Summit emphasizes the importance of agricultural growth within the state.