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  • KDA Announces 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking respondent feedback for the 2021 Bluestem Pasture Survey to collect information on native tallgrass pasture use and practices. The survey is administered through the K-State Land Use Survey Center and will be open through March 31, 2021.
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  • Farmers’ Market, Direct-to-Consumer Virtual Workshops in February

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension will offer virtual workshops February 16–19, 2021, to assist farmers’ market vendors and managers, and also for those wanting to sell food products directly to consumers.
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  • Commercial Industrial Hemp Program Applications Now Available

    Applications to obtain a license to participate in the new Kansas Commercial Industrial Hemp Program are now available on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The program allows for the licensing of producers to commercially grow or cultivate industrial hemp.
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  • Kansas Management Plan for Emerald Ash Borer Will Change in 2021

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s plant protection and weed control program is changing its approach to stopping the spread of the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB), following the lead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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  • Chief Engineer Approves Plan for Water Conservation in Wichita County

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources has announced that Earl Lewis, chief engineer, signed an order approving the Local Enhanced Management Area (LEMA) plan for all of the area in Wichita County lying within the boundaries of Western Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 1 (GMD 1). The LEMA was signed on December 30, 2020, and will be effective for a five-year period beginning January 1, 2021.
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Latest KDA News

  • 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Oct 02, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $331,846 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Marketing Service to increase opportunities for specialty crops. KDA has selected other recipients to further utilize the funds.
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Horse in Douglas County

    Oct 01, 2020
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of a confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a horse in Douglas County.
  • Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Adoption of Animal Health Regulations

    Sep 28, 2020
    A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, to consider the adoption of proposed animal health regulations. The hearing will be held via telephone conference with an opportunity for written or oral public comments.

Kansas Agriculture Events

Due to statewide guidance related to COVID-19, KDA has made changes to plans for scheduled events. Find a list of all cancelled and postponed events here:   KDA Schedule Changes
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