Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Participates in USDA Trade Mission to South Africa

    Nov 09, 2018
    On October 29–November 2, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to South Africa led by U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.
  • KDA Pet Animal Advisory Board to Meet Nov. 14

    Nov 06, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will meet via teleconference at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. This is a regularly scheduled board meeting.
  • KDA Offers Pre-Application for Industrial Hemp Research Program

    Oct 30, 2018
    This fall, KDA requests that individuals who are considering participation in the Industrial Hemp Research Program in Kansas in 2019, whether as a grower, distributor or processor, submit a Pre-Application and Pre-Application Research Proposal.
  • 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded

    Oct 25, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded $349,025 through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service.
  • 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.