Kansas Agriculture

Kansas has a strong agricultural tradition that predates its statehood, and agriculture continues to be a significant contributor to the state’s economic well-being.  

Today, Kansas is a leader in wheat, grain sorghum and beef production. The dairy sector is rapidly expanding in Kansas and other sectors of animal agriculture are growing as well. Farmers and ranchers across the state are responding to demand from consumers to raise healthy, wholesome food but are also continuously striving to do better, raising more food using fewer resources.

Agriculture is a critical part of Kansas’ past, and it is a key economic driver in our present, but it also holds great potential for our future.  

Increasingly, agricultural resources provide raw materials for a broad range of nonfood products, such as chemicals, fibers, construction materials, lubricants and fuels.  Developing and commercializing biobased and bioenergy products provide new and expanded markets for agricultural feedstocks, it reduces our nation’s dependence on petroleum and other imported materials and it helps diversify agriculture. As the world population inches closer to 9 billion people and as demand for animal protein increases, Kansas farmers and ranchers will play a critical role in feeding Kansas families and families around the world.

Learn About Kansas Agriculture

  • Who is Kansas Agriculture?

  • How Does Kansas Agriculture affect the Kansas Economy?

  • What do Kansas Farmers and Ranchers Grow?

  • Kansas Farm Facts

Kansas Commodity Commissions

KDA remains involved with the commodity commissions through a number of different avenues. KDA assists in the reporting and record-keeping functions of the commissions. All phases of the election process for the commodities will be developed and conducted through KDA, including public outreach for potential candidates and voters, ballot formation, and follow-through with tallying the ballots and announcing new commission members.
  • Commodity Commission History

  • Election Procedure

  • Who can participate?

  • Who is a first purchaser?

  • Commodity Contact Information