• KDA Offers 2017 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
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  • Governor Sam Brownback holds Water Tour

    Governor Sam Brownback and Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer today announced new findings from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) about the life of the Ogallala Aquifer. Traveling to Hoxie and Garden City, KGS unveiled new data showing that stable use of Ogallala Aquifer is attainable.
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  • Second Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 24

    Join agriculture leaders from across the state at the second annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. Growth in agriculture has a direct impact on statewide economic growth: agriculture accounts for 43 percent of the state’s economy, and is valued at more than $64 billion.
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  • County Fair Season Starts in Kansas

    County fair season has begun in Kansas, bringing with it a great lineup of events, entertainment, food and fun for all. A complete list of Kansas county fairs can be found at https://www.kansasfairsassociation.com/.
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  • KDA Program Receives Food Safety Award

    The food safety and lodging program in the Kansas Department of Agriculture received the 2017 Elliot O. Grosvenor Food Safety Award from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) at their annual conference in Houston, Texas, on June 20.
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Latest KDA News

  • June is Proclaimed Kansas Dairy Month

    Jun 02, 2017
    The Kansas dairy industry is a valued member of Kansas agriculture, and contributes to the economy both locally and statewide. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to celebrate our hard-working dairy farmers during the month of June as Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed it Kansas Dairy Month.
  • Annual KDA Photo Contest Opens June 1

    May 31, 2017
    Every day, farmers and ranchers see the beauty of agriculture surrounding them while they work to bring quality products to our tables. Document this experience by capturing the moments of bliss, struggle and joy in agriculture and enter your pictures into the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s annual photo contest. KDA will begin accepting photos on June 1. Photos will be accepted throughout the months of June and July.
  • Joint Statement with Governor Sam Brownback on U.S. Beef Exports to China

    May 12, 2017
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey released a statement in response to Thursday’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Commerce that China will once again allow imports of U.S. beef.