Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Supports KLA Wildfire Relief Efforts

    Mar 25, 2016
    The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) has been met with overwhelming generosity in their efforts to coordinate support for the victims of the wildfire in southcentral Kansas this week. The large wildfire started in Oklahoma and spread to Comanche and Barber counties in Kansas and burned an estimated 397,420 acres, hay reserves, fences and other personal property March 22-25.
  • Relief Effort Under Way to Help Ranchers Affected by Wildfire

    Mar 24, 2016
    A large wildfire that started in Woods County, Okla., and spread to Comanche and Barber counties in Kansas burned an estimated 100,000 acres, hay reserves, fences and other personal property March 22-23. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback declared a State of Disaster Emergency for the affected area. This declaration authorizes state resources to assist communities impacted by the fires. The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is working with several organizations to assist with the relief effort.
  • Kansas Sorghum Producer Delegation Travels to China

    Mar 24, 2016
    A delegation of Kansas sorghum producers, led by the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), traveled to China March 12-19, 2016, to promote coarse grains, assess current trends in the market and assist with rolling out the 2015/16 corn and sorghum harvest quality reports.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Mar 23, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the results of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat — in districts Seven, Eight and Nine in the eastern region of the state.
  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Mar 22, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops.
  • KDA to Host Agribusiness Development Workshop in Marion County

    Mar 11, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on March 24, 2016, at the Marion Community Center, 203 N. Third, Marion, Kan., from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions
  • Kansas Ag Month Kicks Off With Statewide Food Drive Campaign

    Mar 03, 2016
    The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive kicked off Kansas Agriculture Month on March 2 in support of our neighbors in need and to reduce hunger in Kansas communities.
  • Statewide Food Drive Campaign Kicks Off to Raise 75,000 Meals for Kansas Families

    Feb 26, 2016
    The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive will kick off March 2 at Harvesters–The Community Food Network’s Topeka location.
  • KDA to Host Agribusiness Development Workshop in Colby

    Feb 24, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on March 10, 2016, at the Thomas County Office Complex, 350 S Range Ave #12, Colby, Kan., from 1:00-5:00 p.m. This workshop will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions.
  • KDA Supports Senator Roberts’ Voluntary Biotech Labeling Bill

    Feb 22, 2016
    As consumers increasingly seek to understand how and where their food was grown, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey said draft legislation released by U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will provide the food industry with the tools to voluntarily provide consumers with additional information about their food.