Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA to Host Six Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops

    Jan 05, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host six Regional Agribusiness Development Workshops in 2016. The workshops will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, and current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions.
  • Buying Local Firewood Helps Prevent Spread of Tree Diseases

    Jan 04, 2016
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) encourages Kansans who use firewood to heat their homes to consider using local firewood to help prevent the spread of tree diseases and pests.
  • KDA Seeks Input Using Agriculture Workforce Needs Assessment Survey

    Dec 18, 2015
    In an effort to help support growth in agriculture, the Kansas Department of Agriculture is calling on industry partners to help identify workforce needs among agricultural employers in the state by conducting the first Kansas Agriculture Workforce Needs Assessment Survey.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to meet December 18

    Dec 11, 2015
    The Kansas State Board of Agriculture will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18 in Manhattan, Kan. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, Kan., 66502.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission

    Dec 08, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Costa Rica on Feb. 22-26, 2016. 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 continue developing relationships with livestock producers in Costa Rica. KDA strives to encourage and enhance economic growth of the agriculture industry and the Kansas economy by exploring and expanding both domestic and international marketing opportunities.
  • Kansas Lifts Ban on Poultry Exhibitions

    Dec 04, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced on Dec. 4, 2015, that it will be lifting the ban placed on poultry exhibitions and other events where birds are gathered or co-mingled.
  • Local Food and Farm Task Force to meet

    Dec 04, 2015
    The Local Food and Farm Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 for a work session. The meeting will be held at the Kansas State Capitol, Room 142 South, Topeka.
  • Arkansas River Compact Administration to Meet December 10

    Dec 03, 2015
    The Arkansas River Compact Administration annual meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave, Garden City, Kan. The tentative start time listed is 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. The meeting will be recessed for lunch and reconvened for the completion of business in the afternoon as necessary.
  • KDA Publishes Initial Report on Water Impairment Claim

    Dec 02, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Water Resources (DWR) is one step closer to finalizing a water right impairment claim made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for its water right for the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge).
  • Kansas Agriculture Leader Travels with Group to Ghana

    Dec 02, 2015
    Leaders from five state departments of agriculture and 26 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations accompanied United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden on a mission to Africa from November 16-20. The purpose of the trip was to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products in that market.