• KDA Participates in Ag Trade Mission to Uruguay

    In September, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Uruguay, where the team attended the Rural del Prado 2019, the most prominent livestock show in the country. In addition, the Kansas delegation had the opportunity to meet with officials from the U.S. Embassy and visited three ranches in western Uruguay: El Caballero, Durazno; Rincón de los Tapes, Durazno; and Curupí del Salvador, Mercedes.
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  • KDA Offers Reimbursement to Specialty Crop Growers

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for reimbursement to Kansas specialty crop growers who attend an educational conference with a primary focus on specialty crops. Qualifying conferences may include sessions about production practices, specialized equipment and technology, pest and disease management, specialty crop marketing practices, or business principles for specialty crop producers.
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  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Miami County

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Miami County. After confirmation, Kansas will expand the EAB quarantine — currently in place in Atchison, Doniphan, Douglas, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties — to include Miami County.
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  • KDA Participates in Heartland Tour in Japan

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture was among 23 different organizations represented during the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Heartland Tour in Tokyo and Sendai, Japan, September 1-7, 2019. Suzanne Ryan-Numrich, KDA international trade director, and Bob Haselwood, Berryton, Kansas Soybean Commission, represented the state on the mission.
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  • Organic Certification Cost Share Program Accepting Applications

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the national Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP).
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Announces State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

    Aug 06, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced the members of the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee. The committee was established this summer following the passage of HB 2583 which made revising the noxious weed list a regulatory instead of legislative process and established the advisory committee to assist the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture in, among other duties, determining which plant species will be on the list.
  • Appeal Period Now Open for Proposed Floodplain Map for Reno County

    Aug 06, 2019
    A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for portions of Reno County — including the cities of Hutchinson, Nickerson, South Hutchinson and Willowbrook — was released for public review in April 2018.
  • Agriculture Education Students Awarded Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificates

    Jul 23, 2019
    Twenty-six students from six schools in Kansas have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificate. Of these, 22 were awarded the general certificate, two were awarded the animal science certificate and two were awarded the plant systems certificate.