Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Kansas Takes the Lead in Secure Food Supply Plans

    Oct 16, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) is pleased to share that Kansas now has more than one million head of cattle covered by Secure Beef Supply Plans, a significant step toward supporting the economic viability of the Kansas cattle industry in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Uruguay

    Oct 10, 2018
    In September, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Uruguay, where Kansas purebred beef cattle producers had the opportunity to research and develop new markets for beef genetics.
  • KDA Supports Announcement on E15 Fuel

    Oct 09, 2018
    Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey today expressed her approval for the action taken to support year-round sales of E15 fuel.
  • KDA Offers Reimbursement to Specialty Crop Growers

    Oct 01, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for reimbursement to Kansas specialty crop growers who attend the Great Lakes Expo held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from December 4-6, 2018.
  • Kansas Awarded $200,000 in Grant Funding to Expand Exports

    Sep 21, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Department of Agriculture have been chosen by the U.S. Small Business Administration as recipients of SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), which will be used to provide much-needed export assistance to Kansas small and medium-sized businesses.
  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Horses in Kansas

    Sep 20, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has received notification of multiple confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses across the state over the past few weeks. Confirmed cases have been reported in Lyon, Seward, Neosho, Marion and Wichita counties.
  • Meeting Planned to Discuss Water Issues in Upper Republican River Basin

    Sep 18, 2018
    State water officials will host an informational meeting and forum for water users and others interested in Republican River Basin issues, including options for Bonny Reservoir and how to best invest in the basin’s water resources.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to Meet Sept. 13

    Sep 07, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Agriculture will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Kansas State Fair. The meeting will be held in the Kansas Farmers Service Activity Room of the Encampment Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
  • KDA to Host 13th Annual Kansas Grape Stomp at the Kansas State Fair

    Sep 05, 2018
    Feel the squish of the grapes in the time-honored tradition of grape stomping as you help celebrate the grape and wine industry in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 13th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3:00 p.m. on the Lake Talbott Stage at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
  • KDA Animal Health Boards to Meet Sept. 13

    Sep 04, 2018
    Two advisory boards which serve to advise the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Kansas State Fair. The Kansas Board of Animal Health and the Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet jointly for this regularly scheduled board meeting.