• Regional Farmers’ Market Workshops Scheduled for February

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host six regional workshops in February 2019 to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
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  • KDA to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will lead an emergency preparedness exercise, named Rampart, Dec. 17–20, 2018, in Manhattan, Kansas, to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease event.
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  • KDA Responds to Farm Bill Conference Report

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey responded to today’s release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report.
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  • KDA Partners with Implement Dealer to Address Workforce Needs

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and Carl’s Sales and Service, Inc. of Thayer hosted 21 high school agriculture students from four southeast Kansas schools at a hands-on dealership experience. The Nov. 6 event was coordinated in an effort to introduce students to careers within the agricultural mechanics pathway and farm equipment dealerships.
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  • KDA Participates in USDA Trade Mission to South Africa

    On October 29–November 2, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to South Africa led by U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Announces Additional Counties Eligible for State Drought Assistance Initiative

    Aug 21, 2018
    The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce additional counties are now eligible for funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the impact of drought. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative provides financial assistance for livestock water supply wells, pipeline, pumps and tanks installed after June 1, 2018.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Argentina

    Aug 20, 2018
    In late July, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Argentina, where the team attended the La Rural 2018 Exhibition. La Rural has become the most prominent livestock show in Argentina, with more than one million people in attendance.
  • KDA Offers Focus on Food Safety Seminars in Chinese

    Aug 08, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program has partnered with the K-State Confucius Institute to offer two Focus on Food Safety seminars in Mandarin Chinese. The first seminar will be held at the KDA office in Manhattan, 1320 Research Park Dr., on August 27 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. The second seminar will be held at Bo Lings Products, 9000 Bond St., Overland Park, on August 29 from 2:00–3:30 p.m.