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  • KDA Offers Food Safety Webinar Series in 2021

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program will offer monthly online webinars on food safety issues beginning Monday, January 25, 2021. The free webinar series will cover a variety of food safety issues that are of interest to food business operators, managers and workers.
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  • KDA Announces 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking respondent feedback for the 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey to collect information on native tallgrass pasture use and practices. The survey is administered through the K-State Land Use Survey Center and will be open through March 31, 2021.
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  • Farmers’ Market, Direct-to-Consumer Virtual Workshops in February

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will offer virtual workshops February 16–19, 2021, to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers, and also for those wanting to sell food products directly to consumers.
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  • Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available

    Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The program allows for the licensing of producers to commercially grow or cultivate industrial hemp.
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  • Kansas Management Plan for Emerald Ash Borer Will Change in 2021

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program is changing its approach to stopping the spread of the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB), following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Latest KDA News

  • Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

    Sep 15, 2020
    Grain growers in western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers — should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2020, filing deadline.
  • Agriculture Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board to Hold Virtual Meeting on September 17

    Sep 15, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Marketing and Promotions Advisory Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting that will be held via virtual meeting or by utilizing a call-in option.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting September 28

    Sep 10, 2020
    The State Conservation Commission will hold a meeting and conference call on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Manhattan. To meet social distancing requirements, the in-person meeting at KDA is limited to 15 individuals including the SCC commissioners, KDA executive staff and KDA Division of Conservation staff. A conference call option is open to the public and available for conservation partners.

Kansas Agriculture Events

Due to statewide guidance related to COVID-19, KDA has made changes to plans for scheduled events. Find a list of all cancelled and postponed events here:   KDA Schedule Changes
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