• KDA Prepares to Oversee Industrial Hemp in Kansas

    Today Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. signed Senate Bill 263, which enacts the Alternative Crop Research Act allowing the Kansas Department of Agriculture to oversee the cultivation of industrial hemp in a research program. KDA has begun the process of developing rules and regulations to guide the Alternative Crop Research Act, which will include an open dialogue and information exchange at a public forum in May.
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  • Lt. Governor Joins USDA Under Secretary in Visit to Drought Areas

    Lt. Governor Tracey Mann hosted Bill Northey, the USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, on a trip to south central Kansas on Friday, April 6, to visit drought-affected fields and to speak with farmers and ranchers in the area.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Argentina from July 24 to Aug. 1, 2018. In an effort to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics, this provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industry to develop relationships with livestock producers in Argentina.
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  • Governor’s Drought Declaration Assists Farmers and Ranchers

    Governor Jeff Colyer has signed a drought declaration for all 105 counties in the state of Kansas to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers as they cope with the impact the drought will continue to have on crops and livestock.
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  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    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.
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Latest KDA News

  • From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting and Farmers’ Market Conference

    Feb 05, 2018
    The From the Land of Kansas Annual Meeting and Farmers’ Market Conference will be held March 1-2, 2018, at the Bluemont Hotel in Manhattan. The conference includes the annual meeting for members, partners and farmers’ markets. It also will feature general sessions, specialized workshops and the opportunity to network with Kansas-based businesses.
  • KDA to Host Regional Emergency Response Training Workshops

    Feb 02, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host seven regional emergency response training workshops this spring. Workshops will take place in Clay Center, Lawrence, Wichita, Chanute, Garden City, Colby and Manhattan.
  • KDA Outlines Changes and Approves Training for Dicamba Products

    Jan 30, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received updated labels for three herbicide products which contain dicamba, and asks all consumers to learn about the changes and updates and to take the necessary steps to be in compliance with the label of their chosen product, including attending required training.