Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Mar 12, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA–AMS). The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops by achieving defined performance measures.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Mar 09, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture today announced the results of the elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybean, sunflower and wheat — in districts One, Two and Three in the western region of the state.
  • Agriculture Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board to Meet March 9

    Mar 06, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board will meet via conference call at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Statewide Food Drive Campaign Kicks Off Kansas Ag Month

    Mar 06, 2018
    Kansas Agriculture Month kicked off on March 5 with the Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive in support of our neighbors in need and to reduce hunger in Kansas communities.
  • GMD 4 Approves Plan for Water Conservation in Northwest Kansas

    Mar 02, 2018
    This spring will see the first district-wide Local Enhanced Management Area, or LEMA, in place in Kansas, as Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District 4’s LEMA plan has been approved and will be effective for the period 2018-2022.
  • From the Land of Kansas Program Offers New Membership Opportunities

    Mar 02, 2018
    From the Land of Kansas, the state’s agriculture trademark program within the Kansas Department of Agriculture, celebrated its 40th anniversary in January, and rolled out a new membership structure to make more benefits available to members.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Russia

    Feb 28, 2018
    In February 2018, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a trade mission to Russia, to spur trade opportunities through strategic visits throughout the agricultural sector. The trade mission was coordinated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Trade Office (USDA ATO) in Russia.
  • National Weights and Measures Week is March 1-7

    Feb 28, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s weights and measures program announces Weights and Measures Week, held every year from March 1-7 to commemorate President John Adams’ signing of the first U.S. weights and measures law on March 2, 1799.
  • Water Use Reports Due March 1

    Feb 20, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources reminds water right owners throughout the state that the deadline for filing water use reports is March 1. To aid in the reporting process, reports can now be filed online. K.S.A. 82a-732 requires the owner of a water right or permit to file a complete and accurate water use report.
  • Appeal Period Now Open for Proposed Floodplain Map for Cow Creek Watershed

    Feb 19, 2018
    A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for the Cow Creek watershed was released for public review in late 2016. Before the new map is finalized, property owners and lessees will have one more opportunity to provide engineering data through their community during the official 90-day appeal process.