Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners to meet Friday, December 4, 2015

    Nov 30, 2015
    The Kansas Board of Veterinary Examiners will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015 to conduct the regularly scheduled meeting.
  • Give the Gift of Kansas - Introducing new 2015 Kansas Gift Guide

    Nov 24, 2015
    There are many opportunities for you to incorporate Kansas into the holidays, from the gifts you give to the meals you prepare. The From the Land of Kansas program invites you to give the gift of Kansas this holiday season. A bottle of Kansas wine or a great Kansas-made soup mix will make great hostess gifts. Both of these items show a unique way to say “thank you” to a friend or family member for hosting, but also gives them something special, a gift of Kansas.
  • Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet Via Conference Call November 18

    Nov 12, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 to conduct the regularly scheduled quarterly meeting of the advisory board.
  • KDA Receives Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant

    Nov 09, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant for the amount of $98,549. This award will help KDA increase consumer awareness about farmers’ markets in Kansas in an effort to boost the number of consumers who visit the markets.
  • KDA Receives Grant to Provide Egg Grading Workshops

    Nov 06, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is one of 15 recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Federal State Marketing Improvement Program Grant. The grant award totals nearly $25,000 and will be used to host egg grading workshops for Kansas poultry producers.
  • Local Food and Farm Task Force to meet

    Nov 04, 2015
    The Local Food and Farm Task Force will meet from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 for a work session. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
  • Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Oct 28, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $319,419.76 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program designed to increase opportunities for specialty crops. According to the USDA, specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. KDA will redirect the grant award resources to projects throughout the state to help grow the specialty crop sector in Kansas.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jefferson County

    Oct 27, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jefferson County, Kansas.
  • Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications

    Oct 26, 2015
    The 2015 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors and college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program December 7-11, 2015.
  • Kansas to receive $2.25 million for feed laboratory accreditation

    Oct 14, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been selected to receive a cooperative agreement totaling $2.25 million over the next five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This FDA grant allows for collaboration between the KDA Agriculture Laboratory and the Dairy and Feed Safety program to expand animal feed testing and safety in Kansas.