Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Participates in USDA Agriculture Trade Mission to Japan

    Jul 03, 2018
    In June, two representatives from the Kansas Department of Agriculture traveled to Japan on an agribusiness trade mission led by the USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, Ted McKinney. The trade mission, which was the largest ever USDA-led trade mission, included representatives from state departments of agriculture as well as private agribusinesses.
  • “The Taste of Kansas” Event to be Held in WaKeeney

    Jul 03, 2018
    From the Land of Kansas brings to you its first-ever agriculture experience dinner: “The Taste of Kansas.” The dinner will allow guests to experience the diverse tastes of food grown, raised, or produced in Kansas; meet Kansas agriculture producers and business owners; and enjoy a relaxing evening as they celebrate and appreciate Kansas.
  • Kansas Announces Cattle Trace Pilot Program for Disease Traceability

    Jul 02, 2018
    Governor Jeff Colyer and Secretary Jackie McClaskey joined leaders from the Kansas livestock industry on Saturday, June 30, at Barton County Feeders in Ellinwood to announce the Cattle Trace pilot project.
  • Celebrating June as Dairy Month across Kansas

    Jun 29, 2018
    Saturday, June 23, 2018, was a celebration of the dairy industry in Kansas as Governor Jeff Colyer’s proclamation making June Kansas Dairy Month was presented to two Kansas dairies at their Dairy Month open house events.
  • Public Informational Meeting to Discuss Wichita ASR Project

    Jun 19, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR) will host a public informational meeting on Thursday, June 28, to discuss proposed changes to the city of Wichita’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Halstead High School Auditorium, 520 W. 6th St. in Halstead.
  • KDA Seeks Participants for Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Uruguay

    Jun 14, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate in a beef genetics trade mission to Uruguay from September 12–17, 2018. This trade mission provides an opportunity for Kansas purebred beef cattle producers and allied industries to develop relationships with livestock producers in Uruguay to increase market opportunities for U.S. and Kansas beef genetics.
  • KDA Offers 2018 Organic Certification Cost Share Program

    Jun 12, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has funds available for the national Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), allowing farms, ranches and businesses which produce, process or package certified organic agricultural products to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Israel

    Jun 11, 2018
    In May, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Israel to attend three conferences and tour Israel’s agriculture and food-related sectors. Israel is among the leading countries in agricultural and ag-related technologies and is well known for water innovation.
  • Governor Colyer Expresses Support for Senate Farm Bill

    Jun 08, 2018
    Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. expressed his support for Senate Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan farm bill upon its release today.
  • Public Informational Meeting to Discuss Water Right Change Applications

    Jun 08, 2018
    A public informational meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21, to discuss the applications submitted by the cities of Hays and Russell to change the use made of water, points of diversions, and places of use for the R9 Ranch water rights.