Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA to Host 11th Annual Kansas Grape Stomp at the Kansas State Fair

    Sep 07, 2016
    Take off your shoes and feel the grapes between your toes as you help celebrate the grape and wine industry in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 11th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. on the Lake Talbott Stage at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan.
  • Agriland at the Kansas State Fair: Promoting Kansas Agriculture

    Sep 07, 2016
    Ride in a virtual combine, sift grain between your fingers and milk Blossom, the mechanical dairy cow, in Agriland at the 2016 Kansas State Fair. Located in the Pride of Kansas building, the cooperative agriculture education exhibit provides an interactive experience for children to learn more about agriculture.
  • Kansas Companies Participate in Trade Mission to Ethiopia

    Sep 01, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture led a trade mission to Ethiopia August 19-27, 2016. Companies participating in the trade mission included Nu Life Market LLC, Scott City, Kan., and No-Bull Enterprises, St. Francis, Kan.
  • Agricultural Growth Summit Attended by Hundreds

    Sep 01, 2016
    Nearly 400 leaders representing a variety of agricultural interests across the state of Kansas came together on August 30 at the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth. Part of the KDA vision is to provide an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy. The Summit is a key step in this long-term initiative to identify strategic goals and objectives, which will now be developed based on the input gathered at the Summit.
  • Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska Reach Consensus on Republican River Compact

    Aug 29, 2016
    Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska established an agreement this week in the longstanding conflict over water from the Republican River basin, as the Republican River Compact Administration signed two resolutions. Representatives from the three states have been meeting monthly for over two years, in an effort to change the approach and improve how they manage interstate water matters. This effort has created a new focus on transparency and certainty as all three states work to serve their water users. The intent of these resolutions is to replace the need for annual reviews and instead provide long-term surety to water users.
  • Republican River Compact Administration to Meet August 24

    Aug 12, 2016
    The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 56th annual meeting at 1:30 p.m. MST (2:30 p.m. CST) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Burlington Community Center Conference Hall at 340 S. 14th St. in Burlington, Colo.
  • KDA Encourages Youth Participation in New KJLS LEAD Challenge

    Aug 08, 2016
    For more than 80 years, the Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) has been recognized as one of the premier youth livestock shows in the region. Part of ensuring the tradition continues is the development of young leaders who are not only equipped with the knowledge necessary to raise and show livestock but who are also able to confidently and accurately educate others and advocate for the industry.
  • Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 30

    Aug 05, 2016
    Leaders from across the state will focus on the future of agriculture this month as the Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 2016 Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Tuesday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Conference Center. Agriculture is the state’s largest industry, employer and economic contributor and plays a critical and strategic role in overall statewide economic growth.
  • Local Food and Farm Task Force to Meet August 23

    Aug 03, 2016
    The Kansas Local Food and Farm Task Force will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23. This is a regularly scheduled meeting.
  • Governor Brownback Proclaims August as Farmers’ Market Month

    Aug 02, 2016
    In recognition of the important role farmers’ markets play in Kansas communities, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas.