Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Weights and Measures Regulations

    Nov 14, 2017
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations related to the Division of Weights and Measures. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture building at 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • Updated Agricultural Economic Impact Reports by County Available

    Nov 13, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is committed to providing an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy. The department’s interactive map of Kansas, showing the economic impact of agriculture broken down by county, has recently been updated to provide citizens with statistics adjusted for 2017.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Provides Marketing Resources to Farmers’ Markets

    Nov 09, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant to fund the Meet Me at the Market Consumer Recruitment Campaign to provide farmers’ market managers and vendors with resources to increase awareness of specialty crops available at their markets.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet Nov. 8

    Nov 01, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting, and is expected to adjourn around 2:00 p.m.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting Nov. 19

    Oct 27, 2017
    The State Conservation Commission will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The meeting take place in the Consulate III meeting room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport at 2098 Airport Road in Wichita. The meeting is open to the public.
  • Kansas Produce Growers Inventory Now Available

    Oct 26, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension have partnered to release the Kansas Produce Growers Inventory, a tool to identify produce growers affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Produce Safety Rule (PSR).
  • 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Oct 19, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $296,405.62 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • KDA to Host Egg Grading Workshop in Colby

    Oct 17, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an egg grading workshop at Colby Community College to train poultry producers in egg grading and to share other important poultry care and food safety information. The workshop is available to all Kansas egg producers at no charge.
  • Specialty Crop Survey Results Complete

    Oct 09, 2017
    Recent years have seen increased enthusiasm for specialty crop agriculture, and opportunities for growth exist in this sector of agriculture throughout Kansas. To support and expand this growth in the specialty crop industry, the Kansas Department of Agriculture conducted the first-ever Statewide Survey of Specialty Crop Production in 2016.
  • KDA Announces Kansas Wildfire Cost Share Initiative

    Sep 28, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced that the State Conservation Commission has approved the creation of the Kansas Wildfire Cost Share Initiative which will provide funding in the amount of $200,000 for specific recovery expenses following recent wildfires in Kansas. The commission approved the action in September to work with local Conservation Districts in supporting the recovery efforts.