Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Kansas NRCS Provides Assistance to Producers in Drought Areas

    Jul 25, 2018
    Gaye L. Benfer, acting Kansas State Conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is offering technical and financial assistance to producers in Kansas suffering from ongoing drought conditions. Drought recovery funding assistance is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Drought Initiative.
  • KDA Participates in Trade Mission to Ukraine

    Jul 20, 2018
    In June, the Kansas Department of Agriculture participated in a trade mission to Ukraine, where the team attended the AGRO 2018 Expo. AGRO is the leading exhibition for agriculture, services and related topics in Ukraine.
  • Ag Tech Expo to Be Held in Goodland

    Jul 19, 2018
    Innovative technology is rapidly changing the Kansas agriculture industry, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture has partnered with Northwest Kansas Technical College, the Kansas Water Office and the Kansas Ag Research & Technology Association to host the first-ever Ag Tech Expo on Wednesday, August 29, in Goodland.
  • Governor Colyer Announces New Strategic Economic Development Initiative

    Jul 19, 2018
    On Thursday, July 19, Governor Jeff Colyer announced the launch of a new economic development initiative aimed at attracting investment and promoting business expansion in Kansas. Colyer was joined by Interim Secretary of Commerce Bob North, Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, and other economic development professionals from across the state.
  • Summit on Agricultural Growth to Be Held August 23 in Manhattan

    Jul 16, 2018
    Join agriculture leaders from across the state at the third annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Summit is an interactive day filled with sessions designed to promote action and collaboration as the Kansas agriculture community works to create an environment that encourages growth throughout Kansas, in all areas of agriculture.
  • KDA Food Safety Resources Now Available in Chinese

    Jul 13, 2018
    In an effort to expand educational service to retail food establishments, the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program has translated 46 “Focus on Food Safety” fact sheets into Chinese.
  • KDA Seeks Members for Marketing Advisory Board

    Jul 13, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural marketing, advocacy and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board.
  • Industrial Hemp Regulations Draft Available for Public Input

    Jul 05, 2018
    An early draft of regulations for the Industrial Hemp Research Program in Kansas is now available for public input on the Kansas Department of Agriculture website. The draft was developed by KDA in consultation with the industrial hemp advisory board and with input from the public. The draft can be found at agriculture.ks.gov/IndustrialHemp, and comments may be submitted to KDA.industrialhemp@ks.gov through July 18.
  • Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Meeting to Be Held July 25

    Jul 05, 2018
    The annual meeting of the Kansas–Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Administration will be held at the Kansas Department of Transportation Conference Center, located at 1220 W 4th Ave. in Hutchinson, Kansas, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Anyone interested in water-related activities within the Arkansas River Basin in Kansas and Oklahoma is encouraged to attend.
  • Inspection and Testing Ensures Accuracy of Grain Moisture Meters

    Jul 05, 2018
    The weights and measures program at the Kansas Department of Agriculture has announced that they have renewed efforts to ensure accuracy of commercial grain moisture meters across the state. KDA inspectors have been working with industry and service companies throughout the spring and summer to emphasize the importance of annual testing.