• KDA Offers Morel Mushroom Certification Workshop

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, Kaw Valley Mycological Society and the University of Kansas, is offering a workshop to help people earn the necessary certification to sell wild morel mushrooms.
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  • From the Land of Kansas Annual Conference Registration Opens

    The From the Land of Kansas Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held Feb. 25-26, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. The conference includes the annual meeting for members, partners and farmers’ markets. It will feature general sessions, specialized workshops and a wholesale trade show for all attendees.
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  • Governor Highlights Support of Agriculture in Annual State of the State Address

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback expressed his support for agriculture on Tuesday in his State of the State address to the Kansas legislature. The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) works to encourage economic growth, and Governor Brownback recognized that growth in his comments.
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  • Buying Local Firewood Helps Prevent Spread of Tree Diseases

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) encourages Kansans who use firewood to heat their homes to consider using local firewood to help prevent the spread of tree diseases and pests.
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  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Costa Rica on Feb. 22-26, 2016. 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 continue developing relationships with livestock producers in Costa Rica. KDA strives to encourage and enhance economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy by exploring and expanding both domestic and international marketing opportunities.
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  • Arkansas River Compact Administration to Meet December 10

    Dec 03, 2015
    The Arkansas River Compact Administration annual meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave, Garden City, Kan. The tentative start time listed is 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. The meeting will be recessed for lunch and reconvened for the completion of business in the afternoon as necessary.
  • KDA Publishes Initial Report on Water Impairment Claim

    Dec 02, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Water Resources (DWR) is one step closer to finalizing a water right impairment claim made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for its water right for the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge).
  • Kansas Agriculture Leader Travels with Group to Ghana

    Dec 02, 2015
    Leaders from five state departments of agriculture and 26 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations accompanied United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden on a mission to Africa from November 16-20. The purpose of the trip was to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products in that market.

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