Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • DFA Plant to Help Spur Growth in Kansas Dairy Industry

    Oct 09, 2015
    According to Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, the new DFA milk processing plant could be an important catalyst to spur additional growth in the Kansas dairy sector. Secretary McClaskey attended a groundbreaking ceremony near Garden City on Thursday, Oct. 8.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Douglas County

    Oct 08, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Douglas County, Kansas.
  • Governor Brownback Proclaims October Farm to School Month

    Oct 07, 2015
    In recognition of Kansas Farm to School programs across the state, Governor Brownback recently proclaimed October as Farm to School Month and the week of October 12 – 16 as Kansas Farm to School Week. National celebrations also occur during these times. Celebrations in Kansas will include efforts focused on showcasing the work producers, teachers and schools do to educate students about agriculture and bring locally grown food into schools.
  • KDA to Receive USDA Rural Business Development Grant

    Oct 02, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is a recipient of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grant. Established in the 2014 Farm Bill, the RBDG is a competitive grant program designed to provide targeted technical assistance, training and other activities to enable small businesses in rural areas to be developed or to expand.
  • Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing deadline

    Sep 30, 2015
    Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers — should gather petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2015, filing deadline.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Marketing Advisory Board to meet in Manhattan

    Sep 25, 2015
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Advisory Board will conduct its regular quarterly meeting from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 9. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Department of Agriculture headquarters at 1320 Research Park Drive, Manhattan, Kan., 66502
  • From the Land of Kansas promotes businesses at K-State game day

    Sep 24, 2015
    From the Land of Kansas, the state’s agricultural trademark program, brought thousands of Wildcat fans up close and personal with Kansas agriculture as the title sponsor of the 2015 Celebrate Agriculture game day for the Kansas State University (K-State) football season opener.
  • Kansas Teach Ag Day Promotes Agriculture Education

    Sep 19, 2015
    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently proclaimed Sept. 24, 2015, as Kansas Teach Ag Day in recognition of the more than 13,000 Kansas students enrolled in agriculture education and the 210 educators in 179 schools teaching agriculture courses.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to meet September 16

    Sep 19, 2015
    The Kansas State Board of Agriculture’s annual public informational meeting will begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Wichita, Kan.
  • Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Encourages Water Conservation

    Sep 14, 2015
    In an effort help Kansans preserve our precious water resources, the Department of Agriculture continues working to provide flexible water management tools, like the new Water Conservation Areas (WCAs), to encourage reduced water usage while maintaining productive agricultural output. Updated information on these tools is available online at http://agriculture.ks.gov/wca.