Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • 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.
  • Meeting Planned to Discuss Water Issues in Upper Republican River Basin

    Sep 18, 2018
    State water officials will host an informational meeting and forum for water users and others interested in Republican River Basin issues, including options for Bonny Reservoir and how to best invest in the basin’s water resources.
  • Kansas State Board of Agriculture to Meet Sept. 13

    Sep 07, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Agriculture will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Kansas State Fair. The meeting will be held in the Kansas Farmers Service Activity Room of the Encampment Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
  • 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.