• Kansas to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will lead an emergency preparedness exercise, Afterburn, Dec. 19–22, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan., to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease event. The four-day functional exercise, which will be based out of KDA headquarters in Manhattan, Kan., will enable KDA and its partners in other state agencies, federal and local government, industry, university and six other states to practice the state’s foreign animal disease response plan.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Agricultural Trade Mission to Russia

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia. AgroFarm is an international exhibition to be held Feb. 7–9, 2017, in Moscow, and will feature all major aspects of productive animal husbandry.
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  • Beef Cattle Institute Adds Resources for Veterinary Feed Directive Changes

    With a Jan. 1, 2017, deadline looming, veterinarians and producers now have more resources available to help them comply with the Veterinary Feed Directive being issued by the Food and Drug Administration. In response to increasing demand, the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University developed additional free educational modules to complement its original set of modules released earlier this year. The new modules are pertinent to separate sectors of the beef industry.
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  • American Royal Association Announces Plans to Move to Kansas

    The American Royal Association announced Tuesday afternoon that they have reached an agreement with the State of Kansas and Unified Government to relocate to Wyandotte County, Kansas.
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Receives Specialty Crop Block Grant

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $283,597.28 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a program which serves to enhance opportunities for specialty crops. According to the USDA, specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.” KDA has selected several recipients to further utilize the funds through specific projects.
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Latest KDA News

  • Commercial Users Advised To Make Water Needs Known

    Nov 24, 2016
    The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is recommending feedlots, livestock owners and other large commercial water users in Labette, Montgomery and Wilson Counties advise their local emergency management office of their anticipated water needs during the current water shortage.
  • KDA Offers Cost Share for Egg Candling Unit

    Nov 21, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for a cost share to Kansas agricultural producers for egg candling units made possible by a U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal State Marketing Improvement Program grant. KDA will reimburse Kansas egg producers 50% of the cost of a single egg candling unit up to $100 per unit until funds are exhausted.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Agricultural Trade Mission to Russia

    Nov 10, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in an agricultural trade mission to AgroFarm Russia. AgroFarm is an international exhibition to be held Feb. 7–9, 2017, in Moscow, and will feature all major aspects of productive animal husbandry.