Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

  • KDA Partners with Implement Dealer to Address Workforce Needs

    Nov 20, 2018
    The Kansas Department of Agriculture and Carl’s Sales and Service, Inc. of Thayer hosted 21 high school agriculture students from four southeast Kansas schools at a hands-on dealership experience. The Nov. 6 event was coordinated in an effort to introduce students to careers within the agricultural mechanics pathway and farm equipment dealerships.
  • State Conservation Commission Meeting Nov. 18

    Nov 15, 2018
    The State Conservation Commission will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. The meeting will take place in the Consulate III meeting room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wichita Airport at 2098 Airport Road in Wichita.
  • KDA–DWR Announces Water Use Report Paper Filing Fee

    Nov 12, 2018
    Water right owners in Kansas soon will be expecting a familiar letter in the mail, requiring them to submit a complete and accurate water use report to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources. This year’s mailing will look different, because starting with the 2018 water use reporting period KDA–DWR is implementing a $20 per water right paper filing fee on each water use report (except for domestic use) when that report is submitted in paper form.
  • 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.