Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • 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.
  • KDA Announces Additional Counties Eligible for State Drought Assistance Initiative

    Aug 21, 2018
    The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce additional counties are now eligible for funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the impact of drought. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative provides financial assistance for livestock water supply wells, pipeline, pumps and tanks installed after June 1, 2018.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Argentina

    Aug 20, 2018
    In late July, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Argentina, where the team attended the La Rural 2018 Exhibition. La Rural has become the most prominent livestock show in Argentina, with more than one million people in attendance.
  • 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.