• Regional Farmers’ Market Workshops Scheduled for February

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will host six regional workshops in February 2019 to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers.
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  • KDA to Exercise Foreign Animal Disease Response

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will lead an emergency preparedness exercise, named Rampart, Dec. 17–20, 2018, in Manhattan, Kansas, to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease event.
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  • KDA Responds to Farm Bill Conference Report

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey responded to today’s release of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report.
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  • KDA Partners with Implement Dealer to Address Workforce Needs

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and Carl’s Sales and Service, Inc. of Thayer hosted 21 high school agriculture students from four southeast Kansas schools at a hands-on dealership experience. The Nov. 6 event was coordinated in an effort to introduce students to careers within the agricultural mechanics pathway and farm equipment dealerships.
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  • KDA Participates in USDA Trade Mission to South Africa

    On October 29–November 2, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to South Africa led by U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.
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Latest KDA News

  • KDA Offers Pre-Application for Industrial Hemp Research Program

    Oct 30, 2018
    This fall, KDA requests that individuals who are considering participation in the Industrial Hemp Research Program in Kansas in 2019, whether as a grower, distributor or processor, submit a Pre-Application and Pre-Application Research Proposal.
  • 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Oct 25, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $349,025 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • Kansas Takes the Lead in Secure Food Supply Plans

    Oct 16, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) is pleased to share that Kansas now has more than one million head of cattle covered by Secure Beef Supply Plans, a significant step toward supporting the economic viability of the Kansas cattle industry in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak.