• 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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  • Plant Disease Identified in Rhododendrons in Kansas

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program this week confirmed the presence of a plant disease in hundreds of rhododendrons sold at large retail stores in Kansas.
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  • “Taste of Kansas” Event to be Held in Chanute

    From the Land of Kansas brings to you its second annual agriculture experience dinner: “Taste of Kansas.” The dinner will allow guests to experience the diverse tastes of food grown, raised or produced in Kansas; meet Kansas agriculture producers and business owners; and enjoy a relaxing evening as they celebrate and appreciate Kansas.
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Latest KDA News

  • Chief Engineer Contingently Approves Hays/Russell Change Applications

    Mar 28, 2019
    On Wednesday, David Barfield, chief engineer at the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources, contingently approved change applications by the cities of Hays and Russell to convert the irrigation rights of the R9 Ranch in Edwards County to municipal use for the cities.
  • New Commissioners Elected to Kansas Commodity Commissions

    Mar 26, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the results of recent elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat in districts Seven, Eight and Nine in the eastern region of the state. Commissioners serve three-year terms and the terms will commence on April 1, 2019.
  • KDA Celebrates Kansas Ag Day on March 14

    Mar 26, 2019
    In honor of Kansas’ largest industry, employer and economic driver, the Kansas Department of Agriculture observed Kansas Agriculture Day on March 14 with a day at the Capitol.