Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Prepares to Oversee Industrial Hemp in Kansas

    Apr 20, 2018
    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.
  • Kansas Animal Health Board to Meet May 1

    Apr 19, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to Meet April 30

    Apr 17, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Agriculture will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Conservation Regulations

    Apr 17, 2018
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2018. 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.
  • Lt. Governor Joins USDA Under Secretary in Visit to Drought Areas

    Apr 09, 2018
    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.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Argentina

    Mar 23, 2018
    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.
  • Governor’s Drought Declaration Assists Farmers and Ranchers

    Mar 14, 2018
    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.
  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Mar 12, 2018
    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.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Mar 09, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture today announced the results of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybean, sunflower and wheat — in districts One, Two and Three in the western region of the state.
  • Agriculture Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board to Meet March 9

    Mar 06, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board will meet via conference call at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.