Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • County Fair Season Starts in Kansas

    Jul 06, 2017
    County fair season has begun in Kansas, bringing with it a great lineup of events, entertainment, food and fun for all. A complete list of Kansas county fairs can be found at https://www.kansasfairsassociation.com/.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Supports Repeal of Clean Water Rule

    Jun 27, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture applauds the presidential administration’s decision to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
  • KDA Program Receives Food Safety Award

    Jun 27, 2017
    The food safety and lodging program in the Kansas Department of Agriculture received the 2017 Elliot O. Grosvenor Food Safety Award from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) at their annual conference in Houston, Texas, on June 20.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Hosts ADT Forum in Manhattan

    Jun 23, 2017
    Ranchers, veterinarians, feedyard owners, livestock market owners, and other livestock industry professionals gathered at the K-State Alumni Center on June 22 for a forum to discuss challenges and solutions in animal disease traceability (ADT). The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted the forum, which featured officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS).
  • KDA seeks volunteers for Kansas Agriculture Emergency Response Corps

    Jun 19, 2017
    This summer, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be the first state in the nation to launch a comprehensive volunteer corps to address agriculture emergency response. The Kansas Agriculture Emergency Response Corps (KAERC) will be made up of volunteers representing a broad range of skills who will be trained and prepared to respond rapidly and efficiently to an agricultural emergency. KDA needs skilled, dedicated citizens from many different backgrounds, possessing a wide range of proficiencies, to be members of this volunteer corps.
  • Kansas Producers Participate in Trade Mission to Costa Rica

    Jun 13, 2017
    This spring, the Kansas Department of Agriculture led a trade mission to Costa Rica to establish and strengthen relationships with Costa Rican beef producers. The KDA delegation of Billy Brown and Caitlyn Maloney was joined by Galen Fink, owner of Fink Beef Genetics in Randolph, Kansas, and project partner David Hobbs, director of activities for the American International Charolais Association.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Shawnee County

    Jun 09, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Shawnee County, Kansas.
  • KDA and Commerce Seek Participants for Trade Mission to Brazil

    Jun 08, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, together with the Kansas Department of Commerce, is seeking individuals to participate in a trade mission to Brazil. This mission will allow Kansas businesses who have an interest in exporting to Brazil to increase market opportunities. Travel dates are August 7-11, 2017.
  • KDA to Host Animal Disease Traceability Forum June 22

    Jun 05, 2017
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host an Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) Forum on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the K-State Alumni Center at 1720 Anderson Ave. in Manhattan.
  • June is Proclaimed Kansas Dairy Month

    Jun 02, 2017
    The Kansas dairy industry is a valued member of Kansas agriculture, and contributes to the economy both locally and statewide. The Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to celebrate our hard-working dairy farmers during the month of June as Governor Sam Brownback has proclaimed it Kansas Dairy Month.