Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • 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.
  • KDA Offers Cost Share Funds for Irrigation Technology in NW Kansas

    Oct 13, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Conservation has partnered with the Kansas Groundwater Management District 4 (GMD 4) to offer funds to assist landowners in that district with irrigation efficiency technology.
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Returns to Kansas

    Oct 07, 2022
    Fall has brought a resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) nationwide, and this week the Kansas Department of Agriculture identified HPAI in two Kansas counties: Johnson County and Neosho County.
  • Wildfire Task Force to Meet October 12

    Oct 07, 2022
    The Governor’s Wildfire Task Force will meet on Wednesday, October 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kansas Regional Training Institute, 2929 Scanlan Avenue in Salina.
  • 2022 Organic Certification Cost Share Program Now Accepting Applications

    Sep 07, 2022
    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.
  • KDA to Host 16th Annual Kansas Grape Stomp at the Kansas State Fair

    Sep 06, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 16th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, September 10, at 1:00 p.m. on the Lake Talbott Stage at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture Boards to Meet September 15

    Sep 06, 2022
    Several advisory boards which serve to guide the work of the Kansas Department of Agriculture will meet on Thursday, September 15, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The meetings will be held on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, and are open to the public.