• KDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Opportunity

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops.
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  • KDA Offers Morel Mushroom Identification Classes

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, is offering two classes to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms. The classes will take place in South Hutchinson on March 12 and in Eureka on March 19.
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  • Industrial Hemp Research Program Applications Now Available

    Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Industrial Hemp Research Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. Applications are now posted as the regulations for the program became effective today.
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  • Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Wins 2018 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award

    Kansas Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers awarded the 2018 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award to Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. in January at the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in Olathe.
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  • KDA Plans International Trade Missions for 2019

    Together, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce were recently awarded a $200,000 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant award for use in 2019. Since the grant’s inception in 2012, more than 100 Kansas small businesses have participated and achieved $23 million in actual export sales. To further broaden Kansas’ exporter base and to increase the export value and volume, the two departments have joined forces during the 2019 grant year to focus on three main areas: export training, foreign trade shows and trade missions, and market entry support.
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Latest KDA News

  • 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Oct 25, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $349,025 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Kansas Takes the Lead in Secure Food Supply Plans

    Oct 16, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) is pleased to share that Kansas now has more than one million head of cattle covered by Secure Beef Supply Plans, a significant step toward supporting the economic viability of the Kansas cattle industry in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Uruguay

    Oct 10, 2018
    In September, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Uruguay, where Kansas purebred beef cattle producers had the opportunity to research and develop new markets for beef genetics.