• 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

  • KDA Announces Specialty Crop Block Grant Opportunity

    Mar 12, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2019 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. The funds are in turn granted to projects and organizations that promote the competitiveness of specialty crops.
  • KDA to Host Jon Schallert Business Development Workshop on March 20

    Mar 05, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a business development workshop in Hays on Wednesday, March 20. Jon Schallert, internationally recognized speaker and business expert, will present a workshop titled: “Transform Your Business into a Consumer Destination.”
  • KDA Offers Morel Mushroom Identification Classes

    Feb 21, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture, in partnership with K-State Research and Extension, is offering two classes to help people earn the necessary approval to sell wild morel mushrooms. The classes will take place in South Hutchinson on March 12 and in Eureka on March 19.