• KDA Photo Contest Accepting Entries

    This year, KDA added new categories to promote different aspects of Kansas agriculture. Farmers and ranchers work year-round to produce food, fiber and energy. Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall categories will showcase agriculture during all times of the year. Water, a major component of Kansas agriculture, will also have its own category in the photo contest. Irrigation systems, ponds, rivers and other water sources create beauty in our Kansas infrastructure. In addition, there will be a separate Youth division, for young photographers age 19 and under.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Statewide Survey of Specialty Crops

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension are seeking specialty crop producers to participate in the Statewide Survey of Specialty Crop Production. A specialty crop is defined by the USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts and dried fruits, as well as horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.
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  • Kansas Companies Attend 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show

    From the Land of Kansas members exhibited at the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City June 26-28, 2016. The show is America’s largest specialty food & beverage trade show, with over 47,000 industry professionals in attendance. The 2016 show was the largest ever, with more than 2,600 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty foods and beverages from across the U.S. and many other countries and regions. The Fancy Food Show is an opportunity for the individual companies to showcase their products and promote the state of Kansas at one of the specialty food industry’s premier events.
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  • Chinese Sorghum Buyers Visit Kansas

    A U.S. Grains Council (USGC) trade team of high-volume Chinese sorghum buyers was in Kansas this summer as part of a tour aimed at further developing and strengthening relationships between Chinese sorghum buyers and U.S. suppliers.
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Provides Toolkit to Farmers’ Markets

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant to create a Kansas Farmers’ Market Toolkit. The toolkit will provide promotional materials and resources to enhance existing farmers’ markets in Kansas and promote awareness to customers.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Advises Wheat Growers to Monitor Fungicide Applications

    May 13, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide and Fertilizer program works to help the Kansas agricultural community to manage appropriate use of products which control pests or enhance plant growth. Kansas wheat growers rely upon fungicide with tebuconazole as the active ingredient in their efforts to resist head blight and various rust diseases. It is critical for growers to monitor the directed spray solution per acre requirement (4 oz. per 5 gal. of water per acre), as improper application can result in less head coverage than is necessary for effective disease control.
  • KDA to Host Egg Grading Workshops

    May 11, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host three egg grading workshops in Kansas this June, to train the state’s poultry producers in egg grading and share other important poultry care information. Grading eggs provides additional market opportunities for poultry farmers. The workshops will take place in Hays, Lawrence and Wichita, but are available to all Kansas egg producers at no charge.
  • Big Blue River Compact Meeting to Be Held May 18

    May 06, 2016
    The 43rd annual meeting of the Kansas–Nebraska Big Blue River Compact Administration will be held in the Large Assembly room at the offices of the Manhattan Fire Department, located at 2000 Denison Ave., Manhattan, Kan., on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in water related activities within the Big Blue and Little Blue River Basins in Kansas and Nebraska is encouraged to attend.