• Organic Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Cost Share Program

    Kansas organic producers or farmers interested in receiving organic certification are encouraged to apply to receive cost share funds. The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is funded by the 2014 Farm Bill and can assist Kansas farmers in paying for organic certification or recertification.
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  • Kansas Delegation Travels to Thailand for Petfood Forum and Trade Show

    A delegation of Kansas pet food industry company representatives traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, to attend Petfood Forum Asia and the VICTAM Asia trade show March 29–31, 2016. The delegation was able to assess current trends in the pet food market and establish business connections in Asia.
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  • Wildfire Resource Information Available on KDA Website

    In an effort to provide a one-stop shop for farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in southcentral Kansas, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has created a page on its website to serve as a resource center for the various programs and initiatives with recovery and relief information.
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  • Kansas Sorghum Producer Delegation Travels to China

    A delegation of Kansas sorghum producers, led by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), traveled to China March 12-19, 2016, to promote coarse grains, assess current trends in the market and assist with rolling out the 2015/16 corn and sorghum harvest quality reports.
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  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops.
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Latest KDA News

  • Olathe to Host Regional Farmers’ Market Vendor Workshop

    Feb 18, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host a regional workshop in Olathe on Friday, March 11, to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
  • KDA to Host Agribusiness Development Workshop in Dodge City

    Feb 17, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on March 3, 2016, at the High Plains Journal, 1500 E Wyatt Earp Blvd., Dodge City, Kan., from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development and organizational contacts to assist with start-ups or expansions.
  • KDA Offers Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop

    Feb 10, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a workshop to help people earn the necessary certification to sell wild morel mushrooms.