Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Participates in Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Mexico

    Nov 30, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture partnered with the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. (USLGE) along with the Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Tennessee departments of agriculture to participate in a trade mission to Mexico on October 25-28, 2022.
  • Arkansas River Compact Administration to Meet Dec. 8 in Lamar, Colorado

    Nov 29, 2022
    The Arkansas River Compact Administration (ARCA) annual meeting will be on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. MST at the Lamar Elks Lodge No. 1319, 28157 US Highway 287, Lamar, Colorado.
  • Kansas Local Food Purchase Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications from Producers

    Nov 15, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from producers to participate in the Kansas Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Program. The Kansas LFPA Program will strengthen the state’s local food system by providing expanded wholesale market access to Kansas’ food producers and increasing access to locally sourced food in rural and urban counties impacted by food insecurity.
  • Agriculture Workforce Survey Results Complete

    Nov 15, 2022
    To help support growth in agriculture, the Kansas Department of Agriculture conducted the second Kansas Agriculture Workforce Needs Assessment Survey. The survey findings will be used along with action items developed at the Kansas Summit on Agricultural Growth to help direct KDA’s vision in serving the farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses of Kansas.
  • Wildfire Task Force to Meet November 18

    Nov 14, 2022
    The Governor’s Wildfire Task Force will meet on Friday, November 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy, 2025 East Iron Avenue in Salina.
  • Multi-Year Flex Accounts Can Help Manage Water Use in Drought Years

    Nov 14, 2022
    As the drought continues to intensify across Kansas, many farmers have struggled to keep their crops alive amid the scarce water supply. The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources encourages water right owners to be alert to their water use for 2022 and consider applying for a multi-year flex account (MYFA) if they believe they may exceed their annual water use allocation for this year.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting November 20

    Nov 10, 2022
    The State Conservation Commission will hold its regular meeting on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 W. Waterman St. in Wichita.
  • From the Land of Kansas Now Selling 2022 Holiday Gift Boxes

    Nov 08, 2022
    Holiday gift boxes are now available to order for the 2022 holiday season from the From the Land of Kansas state trademark program. Each gift box contains an assortment of products grown, raised or produced in Kansas, with two size options available: the Konza Box and the Ad Astra Box.
  • Kansans Participate in USDA Trade Mission to East Africa

    Nov 08, 2022
    Kansans representing the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Soybean Export Council participated in a U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service trade mission to Kenya and Tanzania on October 30–November 4, 2022.
  • 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.