• 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

  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Supports KLA Wildfire Relief Efforts

    Mar 25, 2016
    The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) has been met with overwhelming generosity in their efforts to coordinate support for the victims of the wildfire in southcentral Kansas this week. The large wildfire started in Oklahoma and spread to Comanche and Barber counties in Kansas and burned an estimated 397,420 acres, hay reserves, fences and other personal property March 22-25.
  • Relief Effort Under Way to Help Ranchers Affected by Wildfire

    Mar 24, 2016
    A large wildfire that started in Woods County, Okla., and spread to Comanche and Barber counties in Kansas burned an estimated 100,000 acres, hay reserves, fences and other personal property March 22-23. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback declared a State of Disaster Emergency for the affected area. This declaration authorizes state resources to assist communities impacted by the fires. The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is working with several organizations to assist with the relief effort.
  • Kansas Sorghum Producer Delegation Travels to China

    Mar 24, 2016
    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.