Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Offers Focus on Food Safety Seminars in Chinese

    Aug 08, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program has partnered with the K-State Confucius Institute to offer two Focus on Food Safety seminars in Mandarin Chinese. The first seminar will be held at the KDA office in Manhattan, 1320 Research Park Dr., on August 27 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. The second seminar will be held at Bo Lings Products, 9000 Bond St., Overland Park, on August 29 from 2:00–3:30 p.m.
  • Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications

    Aug 08, 2018
    The 2018 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program October 28 through November 4, 2018.
  • Governor Colyer Proclaims August as Farmers’ Market Month

    Aug 08, 2018
    In recognition of the important role farmers’ markets play in Kansas communities, Governor Jeff Colyer proclaimed August as Kansas Farmers’ Market Month.
  • Republican River Compact Administration to Meet August 21

    Aug 06, 2018
    The Republican River Compact Administration (RRCA) will hold its 58th annual meeting at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The meeting will be hosted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture at 1320 Research Park Drive in Manhattan, Kansas.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting August 13

    Aug 06, 2018
    The State Conservation Commission will meet on Monday, August 13, 2018. The meeting will take place at approximately 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the joint SCC/KACD meeting at the NRCS Hays Area Office, 3012 Broadway in Hays. The meeting is open to the public.
  • Kansas, Colorado reach agreement on Republican River Water Usage

    Aug 03, 2018
    Today the Governors and Attorneys General of Kansas and Colorado announced that they have reached a settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact.
  • KDA Announces State Drought Assistance Initiative

    Aug 01, 2018
    The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the availability of funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the impact of drought.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to Meet August 2

    Jul 26, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Agriculture will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 2. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • Kansas NRCS Provides Assistance to Producers in Drought Areas

    Jul 25, 2018
    Gaye L. Benfer, acting Kansas State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is offering technical and financial assistance to producers in Kansas suffering from ongoing drought conditions. Drought recovery funding assistance is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Drought Initiative.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Ukraine

    Jul 20, 2018
    In June, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Ukraine, where the team attended the AGRO 2018 Expo. AGRO is the leading exhibition for agriculture, services and related topics in Ukraine.