• KDA Marketing Program Receives National Honor

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, was recognized in July 2019 with a national marketing award for its holiday gift box program.
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  • Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Accepting Applications

    The 2019 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program October 26 through November 3, 2019.
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  • Kansas Companies Participate in STEP Grant Trade Missions

    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.
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  • Governor praises NBAF operations transfer to USDA

    Governor Laura Kelly praised federal officials for taking an important step toward transitioning operations of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) from New York to Manhattan, Kan.
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  • Governor Applauds USDA Relocation Announcement

    Gov. Laura Kelly applauded today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to relocate major research agencies from Washington, D.C., to the Kansas City region, along with nearly 600 high-paying federal jobs.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Announces State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

    Aug 06, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced the members of the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee. The committee was established this summer following the passage of HB 2583 which made revising the noxious weed list a regulatory instead of legislative process and established the advisory committee to assist the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture in, among other duties, determining which plant species will be on the list.
  • Appeal Period Now Open for Proposed Floodplain Map for Reno County

    Aug 06, 2019
    A proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map update for portions of Reno County — including the cities of Hutchinson, Nickerson, South Hutchinson and Willowbrook — was released for public review in April 2018.
  • Agriculture Education Students Awarded Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificates

    Jul 23, 2019
    Twenty-six students from six schools in Kansas have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificate. Of these, 22 were awarded the general certificate, two were awarded the animal science certificate and two were awarded the plant systems certificate.