• Kansas continues to address presence of wheat disease

    Kansas weather conditions have been ideal this year for the development of wheat disease. Stripe rust is a common wheat disease being managed through the middle of the United States from Texas to North Dakota. It has been widely observed in Kansas wheat fields. Also detected this year, for the first time in Kansas since the 1930s, is flag smut.
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  • Farmers encouraged to participate in Cost Share Program

    Kansas Certified organic producers or farmers interested in becoming certified organic growers are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The cost share program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill to assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.
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  • Savor the Season produce promotion to highlight local growing season in Kansas

    From the Land of Kansas, has partnered with Kansas Farm Bureau, to spotlight the excitement of cooking with fresh Kansas grown ingredients. Savor the Season is a campaign designed to educate and motivate consumers to cook with Kansas specialty crops.
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  • KDA seeks participants for beef genetics trade missions

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate on agricultural trade missions to Argentina and Uruguay. Tentatively, the Argentina mission will take place July 26 to Aug. 1, 2015, and the Uruguay mission Sept.13-19, 2015.
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  • Governor Brownback declares June as Kansas Dairy Month

    Showing appreciation for the hardworking dairymen and women who toil 365 days a year to provide wholesome and nutritious dairy products, Gov. Sam Brownback has declared June as Kansas Dairy Month.
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  • Movement restrictions for poultry events, exhibitions and sales issued in Kansas

    Jun 09, 2015
    In an effort to protect the Kansas poultry industry and to promote stronger biosecurity practices throughout the state, Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has issued a stop movement order, signed by Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, targeting Kansas poultry and live birds, effectively cancelling all poultry-related shows and events through calendar year 2015. This includes all types of poultry activities where birds from different flocks are co-mingled.
  • Governor Brownback declares June as Kansas Dairy Month

    Jun 09, 2015
    Showing appreciation for the hardworking dairymen and women who toil 365 days a year to provide wholesome and nutritious dairy products, Gov. Sam Brownback has declared June as Kansas Dairy Month.
  • Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors to meet June 9

    Jun 04, 2015
    The Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors will hold its quarterly meeting on June 9 in Manhattan. The meeting will focus on growing the state’s agricultural economy.

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