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  • Walnut Creek IGUCA Review Begins

    Nov 02, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources has begun the formal review of the Walnut Creek Intensive Groundwater Use Control Area (IGUCA). The Walnut Creek IGUCA was established in 1992 to address streamflow declines in Walnut Creek and groundwater declines in the Walnut Creek alluvium.
  • 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Nov 01, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $338,128 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Marketing Service to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.
  • Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Administrative Regulations

    Oct 29, 2021
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations to govern commercial industrial hemp production in Kansas.
  • Ag Equipment Manufacturing and Sales Webinar Oct. 27

    Oct 19, 2021
    Beginning this month, the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster, K-State Technology Development Institute, and Kansas Manufacturing Solutions will feature quarterly webinars focused on the Kansas agriculture equipment manufacturing and sales sector.
  • KDA Announces New Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    Oct 07, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant H.R. 133 Stimulus Program. This program is in addition to the traditional Specialty Crop Block Grant Program; awards for that program will be announced later this fall.
  • KDA Offers Livestock Marketing Webinar Series

    Sep 09, 2021
    Raising and marketing purebred livestock has never been easy, but in recent years, it has become increasingly challenging. For five weeks this fall, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be offering a free webinar series designed to provide more insight into innovative livestock marketing plans and strategies. The five-part webinar series will be held Wednesday evenings, from October 6 through November 3, at 7:00 p.m.
  • KDA to Host 15th Annual Kansas Grape Stomp at the Kansas State Fair

    Sep 08, 2021
    Feel the squish of the grapes in the time-honored tradition of grape stomping as you help celebrate the grape and farm winery industries in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 15th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 1:00 p.m. on the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Horse in Shawnee County

    Sep 03, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of a confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse in Shawnee County.