Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • Agriculture Education Students Awarded Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificates

    Jul 23, 2019
    Twenty-six students from six schools in Kansas have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificate. Of these, 22 were awarded the general certificate, two were awarded the animal science certificate and two were awarded the plant systems certificate.
  • KDA to Host Jon Schallert Business Development Workshop

    Jul 22, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host a business development workshop featuring Jon Schallert in Abilene on Monday and Tuesday, October 7-8. Schallert, an internationally recognized speaker and business expert, will present a workshop titled “New Rules of Business Success.”
  • KDA Alerts Livestock Owners of Virus in Nearby States

    Jul 16, 2019
    With Texas, Colorado and New Mexico reporting multiple confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), the Kansas Department of Agriculture is encouraging livestock owners to be aware and take precautions, particularly with animals that may be comingling with other animals at competitions and similar events.
  • Kansas Companies Participate in STEP Grant Trade Missions

    Jul 05, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently hosted two State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant trade missions to Foro Mascotas Pet Food International in Guadalajara, Mexico, and AGRO 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Olson Named Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

    Jul 02, 2019
    Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam announced this week that Kelsey Olson has been named Assistant Secretary of Agriculture at the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Olson began serving in the new role on July 1.
  • Kansans Named to U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

    Jul 02, 2019
    Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Mike Beam congratulated two Kansans recently appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to serve on two of six commodity specific Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs). The ATACs offer technical advice and information about specific commodities and products.
  • KDA Seeks Marketing Advisory Board Members

    Jul 01, 2019
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s agricultural advocacy, marketing and outreach team is seeking talented Kansans to serve on the Marketing Advisory Board.
  • Governor praises NBAF operations transfer to USDA

    Jun 21, 2019
    Governor Laura Kelly praised federal officials for taking an important step toward transitioning operations of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) from New York to Manhattan, Kan.
  • USDA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date

    Jun 20, 2019
    RMA has also determined that silage, haylage and baleage should be treated in the same manner as haying and grazing this year. Producers can hay, graze or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after September 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity.
  • Governor Applauds USDA Relocation Announcement

    Jun 13, 2019
    Gov. Laura Kelly applauded today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to relocate major research agencies from Washington, D.C., to the Kansas City region, along with nearly 600 high-paying federal jobs.