• 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

  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Mar 12, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA–AMS). The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops by achieving defined performance measures.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Mar 09, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture today announced the results of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybean, sunflower and wheat — in districts One, Two and Three in the western region of the state.
  • Agriculture Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board to Meet March 9

    Mar 06, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board will meet via conference call at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.