Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Uruguay

    Jun 14, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Uruguay from September 12–17, 2018. This trade mission provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industries to develop relationships with livestock producers in Uruguay to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics.
  • KDA Offers 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    Jun 12, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the national Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Israel

    Jun 11, 2018
    In May, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Israel to attend three conferences and tour Israel’s agriculture and food-related sectors. Israel is among the leading countries in agricultural and ag-related technologies and is well known for water innovation.
  • Governor Colyer Expresses Support for Senate Farm Bill

    Jun 08, 2018
    Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. expressed his support for Senate Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan farm bill upon its release today.
  • Public Informational Meeting to Discuss Water Right Change Applications

    Jun 08, 2018
    A public informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21, to discuss the applications submitted by the cities of Hays and Russell to change the use made of water, points of diversions, and places of use for the R9 Ranch water rights.
  • KDA Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

    Jun 07, 2018
    The KDA Photo Contest began accepting photos last week, and will continue accepting entries until the end of August. This year’s categories were selected to promote different aspects of Kansas agriculture. Agriculture in the Fields, Animals of Agriculture, Agriculture in Town, Water in Agriculture, and County Fair. In addition, there will be a separate Youth division, for young photographers age 19 and under. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each of the six categories.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Australia

    May 29, 2018
    In May 2018, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to Australia, where the team made strategic visits throughout the agriculture sector and exhibited at Australia’s national beef expo, Beef Australia, which is held every three years.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Food Safety and Lodging Regulations

    May 07, 2018
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to consider an increase to fees for food establishments, food processing plants and certificates of free sale. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to South Africa

    Apr 26, 2018
    In April, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to South Africa to attend the Sorghum in the 21st Century Conference: Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World. Sorghum is a key export crop for Kansas farmers, totaling $515 million over the last three years.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet May 9

    Apr 24, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.