• Kansas farmers encouraged to be proactive in wheat disease control

    Kansas farmers are encouraged to be especially cognizant during wheat planting season to select wheat varieties with high resistance to fungal diseases as well as to apply fungicides to seed before drilling wheat this season.
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  • From the Land of Kansas to host tailgate contest

    Kansas’ agricultural trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, invites tailgaters to participate in the second annual From the Land of Kansas Tailgate Contest. The contest, presented by Manhattan Hy-Vee, will be held September 5, 2015 prior to the Kansas State University vs. South Dakota football game.
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Photo Contest Voting to open August 15

    An elevator at sunset, a grandson helping his grandfather feed cattle or a young 4-H member taking a nap with their county fair steer; which is your favorite? Voting for the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s photo contest will open online on Saturday, Aug. 15
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  • Kansas Department of Agriculture hosts Chinese sorghum trade missions

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted three trade missions earlier this summer, sharing the benefits of grain sorghum with delegates from China.
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  • KDA photo contest coming to a close

    As the summer season comes to a bittersweet end, so does the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s photo contest. There is still time to get your entries submitted in one of four categories. Final deadline for submitting entries is 5 p.m. August 1, 2015.
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Latest KDA News

  • Movement restrictions for poultry events, exhibitions and sales issued in Kansas

    Jun 09, 2015
    In an effort to protect the Kansas poultry industry and to promote stronger biosecurity practices throughout the state, Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has issued a stop movement order, signed by Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, targeting Kansas poultry and live birds, effectively cancelling all poultry-related shows and events through calendar year 2015. This includes all types of poultry activities where birds from different flocks are co-mingled.
  • Governor Brownback declares June as Kansas Dairy Month

    Jun 09, 2015
    Showing appreciation for the hardworking dairymen and women who toil 365 days a year to provide wholesome and nutritious dairy products, Gov. Sam Brownback has declared June as Kansas Dairy Month.
  • Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors to meet June 9

    Jun 04, 2015
    The Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors will hold its quarterly meeting on June 9 in Manhattan. The meeting will focus on growing the state’s agricultural economy.

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