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  • Multi-Year Flex Accounts Can Help Manage Water Use in Drought Years

    Nov 14, 2022
    As the drought continues to intensify across Kansas, many farmers have struggled to keep their crops alive amid the scarce water supply. The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources encourages water right owners to be alert to their water use for 2022 and consider applying for a multi-year flex account (MYFA) if they believe they may exceed their annual water use allocation for this year.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting November 20

    Nov 10, 2022
    The State Conservation Commission will hold its regular meeting on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 W. Waterman St. in Wichita.
  • From the Land of Kansas Now Selling 2022 Holiday Gift Boxes

    Nov 08, 2022
    Holiday gift boxes are now available to order for the 2022 holiday season from the From the Land of Kansas state trademark program. Each gift box contains an assortment of products grown, raised or produced in Kansas, with two size options available: the Konza Box and the Ad Astra Box.
  • Kansans Participate in USDA Trade Mission to East Africa

    Nov 08, 2022
    Kansans representing the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Soybean Export Council participated in a U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service trade mission to Kenya and Tanzania on October 30–November 4, 2022.
  • KDA Offers Marketing Training Academy

    Nov 01, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and From the Land of Kansas state trademark program will host a marketing training academy in 2023 for Kansas specialty crop growers. The program is designed to bring marketing skills and strategies to specialty crop growers to expand the sale of specialty crop products in Kansas.
  • Governor Laura Kelly Seeks Public Input on Wildfire Prevention and Response

    Nov 01, 2022
    Today, Governor Laura Kelly called on Kansans to share their thoughts on how the State of Kansas can better prevent, respond to, and recover from wildfires. The Governor’s Wildfire Task Force, established by Governor Kelly this past July, is seeking public input as it takes a comprehensive look at mitigating wildfire threats, reviews how local and state officials respond to such emergencies, and considers how to better support communities impacted by wildfires.
  • KDA Hosts Beefmaster Trade Team

    Oct 27, 2022
    Together with the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. and the Beefmaster Breeders United, the Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted an inbound trade team in mid-October 2022, ahead of the annual Beefmaster Breeders United convention.
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Shawnee County

    Oct 20, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has identified a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a backyard flock in Shawnee County. This is the third confirmed case of HPAI in Kansas this fall; there were six cases in March and April for a total of nine counties across the state affected so far in 2022.