• HAMM Companies wins 2019 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award

    HAMM Companies received the 2019 Governor’s Mined Land Reclamation Award in January as part of the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association meeting in Lenexa.
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  • KDA Participates in Reverse Trade Mission from Costa Rica

    In early December 2019, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and American International Charolais Association hosted a delegation of Costa Rican beef sector stakeholders.
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  • Kansas Chief Engineer to Retire in March 2020

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announces that Chief Engineer David Barfield will be retiring from his position at the Division of Water Resources effective March 6, 2020. Barfield has been with KDA–DWR for 35 years, and has served as chief engineer since June 2007 where he has led KDA–DWR in its efforts to serve water users in the state within the framework of Kansas law including administration of more than 30,000 active water rights, four interstate water compacts, and the state’s program regulating dams and other water structures.
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  • Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Jackson County

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Jackson County, Kansas.
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  • New Website to Assist Kansans Coping with Ag-Related Stress

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, along with several Kansas ag partners, have unveiled a new website to provide resources and support to those dealing with ag-related stress. The website can be found at KansasAgStress.org.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA to Host Jon Schallert Business Development Workshop

    Jul 22, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a business development workshop featuring Jon Schallert in Abilene on Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8. Schallert, an internationally recognized speaker and business expert, will present a workshop titled “New Rules of Business Success.”
  • KDA Alerts Livestock Owners of Virus in Nearby States

    Jul 16, 2019
    With Texas, Colorado and New Mexico reporting multiple confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Kansas Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock owners to be aware and take precautions, particularly with animals that may be comingling with other animals at competitions and similar events.
  • Kansas Companies Participate in STEP Grant Trade Missions

    Jul 05, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently hosted two State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant trade missions to Foro Mascotas Pet Food International in Guadalajara, Mexico, and AGRO 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine.