• KDA Offers 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the national Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Israel

    In May, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Israel to attend three conferences and tour Israel’s agriculture and food-related sectors. Israel is among the leading countries in agricultural and ag-related technologies and is well known for water innovation.
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  • KDA Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

    The KDA Photo Contest began accepting photos last week, and will continue accepting entries until the end of August. This year’s categories were selected to promote different aspects of Kansas agriculture. Agriculture in the Fields, Animals of Agriculture, Agriculture in Town, Water in Agriculture, and County Fair. In addition, there will be a separate Youth division, for young photographers age 19 and under. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each of the six categories.
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  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Australia

    In May 2018, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to Australia, where the team made strategic visits throughout the agriculture sector and exhibited at Australia’s national beef expo, Beef Australia, which is held every three years.
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  • 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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Latest KDA News

  • Lt. Governor Joins USDA Under Secretary in Visit to Drought Areas

    Apr 09, 2018
    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.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

    Mar 23, 2018
    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.
  • Governor’s Drought Declaration Assists Farmers and Ranchers

    Mar 14, 2018
    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.