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  • Pet Animal Advisory Board December 7

    Dec 01, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Advisory Board will hold its regular quarterly board meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
  • Board of Animal Health Meeting December 7

    Nov 30, 2022
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Board of Animal Health will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7. This is a regular quarterly board meeting and will be held via internet meeting services.
  • 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.