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  • Kansas Food and Ag Industry Continues to Focus on Essential Functions

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture continues to support the state’s food and agriculture industry as it serves an essential role across the state. With today’s announcement that Governor Laura Kelly has issued a statewide “stay home” order (Executive Order No. 20-16), it is important to emphasize that those food and agriculture businesses must keep a strong focus on their essential functions and follow safety protocols.
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  • KDHE and KDA Recommend Voluntary Reduction in Burning

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting all states, including Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture strongly encourage all land owners and managers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this spring.
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  • Continuity of Kansas Ag Industry Remains a Priority

    With Tuesday’s announcement by Governor Laura Kelly that state agencies will reduce their offices to essential services for a limited time beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Kansas Department of Agriculture assures the Kansas agriculture industry that we will continue to provide support across the state for critical services in agriculture.
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  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service and granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops.
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  • School Science Programs Benefit from KDA’s Ag Lab Event

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture was able to help support science programs in dozens of Kansas high schools by providing them with lab equipment. Schools from across the state came to the agricultural laboratory in Topeka to take advantage of a unique opportunity to acquire science materials for their schools.
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Latest KDA News

  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Plans for Reduced Staff

    Mar 20, 2020
    At the direction of Governor Laura Kelly, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be activating its Continuity of Operations Plan to work with a limited staff beginning March 23. The headquarters in Manhattan — as well as the field offices in Garden City, Parsons, Stafford, Stockton and Topeka — will all be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Continuity of Kansas Ag Industry Remains a Priority

    Mar 18, 2020
    With Tuesday’s announcement by Governor Laura Kelly that state agencies will reduce their offices to essential services for a limited time beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the Kansas Department of Agriculture assures the Kansas agriculture industry that we will continue to provide support across the state for critical services in agriculture.
  • Upcoming KDA Events Postponed, Cancelled

    Mar 16, 2020
    Based on the operational and workplace guidelines for state agencies shared over the weekend, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has made changes to plans for scheduled events through the next few weeks.
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