Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Offers Livestock Marketing Webinar Series

    Sep 09, 2021
    Raising and marketing purebred livestock has never been easy, but in recent years, it has become increasingly challenging. For five weeks this fall, the Kansas Department of Agriculture will be offering a free webinar series designed to provide more insight into innovative livestock marketing plans and strategies. The five-part webinar series will be held Wednesday evenings, from October 6 through November 3, at 7:00 p.m.
  • KDA to Host 15th Annual Kansas Grape Stomp at the Kansas State Fair

    Sep 08, 2021
    Feel the squish of the grapes in the time-honored tradition of grape stomping as you help celebrate the grape and farm winery industries in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 15th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 1:00 p.m. on the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Stage at Lake Talbott at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Horse in Shawnee County

    Sep 03, 2021
    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 Shawnee County.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Boards to Meet September 16

    Sep 03, 2021
    Several advisory boards which serve to guide the work of the Kansas Department of Agriculture will meet on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The meetings will be held on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, and are open to the public.
  • 2021 Organic Certification Cost Share Program Now Accepting Applications

    Sep 02, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP). Through this program, farms, ranches, and businesses that produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products may be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
  • Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

    Sep 01, 2021
    Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers or wheat — should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2021, filing deadline.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board Meeting Sept. 8

    Aug 31, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will hold its regular quarterly board meeting at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
  • Updated Reports Now Available on Agriculture’s Economic Contribution

    Aug 30, 2021
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has recently updated its interactive map of Kansas, showing the economic contribution of agriculture across the state. Located on the KDA website, this interactive resource can be used to find the agricultural economic facts for each of the 105 counties in Kansas, as well as a report for the entire state.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Hosts 2021 Ag Growth Summit

    Aug 26, 2021
    Several hundred members of the Kansas agriculture community gathered online on Thursday, August 26, for the sixth annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth hosted by Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam and Deputy Secretary Kelsey Olson.
  • Kansas Industrial Hemp Regulations Amended for Harvest Season

    Aug 25, 2021
    The state rules and regulations board has approved the adoption of temporary amendments to the Kansas industrial hemp regulations which were proposed by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. The regulation amendments will align Kansas’ industrial hemp regulations with the USDA’s Final Rule on commercial hemp production.