• Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications

    The 2016 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program in December 2016.
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  • Kansas Reaches Water Rights Agreement With Kickapoo Tribe

    The State of Kansas and the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas have settled a dispute over water rights, laying the groundwork to end a lawsuit that has been pending for a decade. Representatives of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, members of the Kickapoo Tribe and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt commemorated the agreement in a ceremony this morning at the Kickapoo Tribal Government Center near Horton.
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  • Kansas Companies Participate in Trade Mission to Ethiopia

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture led a trade mission to Ethiopia August 19-27, 2016. Companies participating in the trade mission included Nu Life Market LLC, Scott City, Kan., and No-Bull Enterprises, St. Francis, Kan.
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  • Agricultural Growth Summit Attended by Hundreds

    Nearly 400 leaders representing a variety of agricultural interests across the state of Kansas came together on August 30 at the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth. Part of the KDA vision is to provide an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy. The Summit is a key step in this long-term initiative to identify strategic goals and objectives, which will now be developed based on the input gathered at the Summit.
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  • Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska Reach Consensus on Republican River Compact

    Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska established an agreement this week in the longstanding conflict over water from the Republican River basin, as the Republican River Compact Administration signed two resolutions. Representatives from the three states have been meeting monthly for over two years, in an effort to change the approach and improve how they manage interstate water matters. This effort has created a new focus on transparency and certainty as all three states work to serve their water users. The intent of these resolutions is to replace the need for annual reviews and instead provide long-term surety to water users.
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Latest KDA News

  • June is Kansas Dairy Month

    Jun 01, 2016
    Kansas is one of the fastest growing dairy regions in the United States, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to celebrate our hard-working dairy farmers during the month of June as the Governor has proclaimed it Kansas Dairy Month.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Missions

    May 26, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate on agricultural trade missions to Argentina and Uruguay. Tentatively, the Argentina mission will take place July 25-31, 2016, and the Uruguay mission Sept.12-18, 2016. The goal of these missions is to provide an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industry to continue developing relationships with livestock producers in Argentina and Uruguay in an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics.
  • Kansas Leopold Conservation Award Program Seeks Nominees

    May 18, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to endorse the Kansas Leopold Conservation Award to recognize conservation of natural resources, and the agency encourages Kansans to submit nominations for the award. Sand County Foundation, the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) and the Ranchland Trust of Kansas are accepting applications until May 29 for the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award. The $10,000 award honors Kansas farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.