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KDA accepting applications for 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has opened the application period for the 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. KDA says the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service will award funds to projects and organizations that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops and make a positive impact... Read More.

KDA Announces 2024 Custom Rates Survey

By the Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking feedback from Kansans for the 2024 Custom Rates Survey to collect information on rates paid for agricultural custom work. The survey is administered... Read More.

KDA names McGinn as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

The Kansas Department of Agriculture says Josh McGinn has been selected as the state’s new Assistant Secretary of Agriculture. McGinn most recently served as policy director within the governor’s office, and has prior experience within the Office of Rural Prosperity and then as a... Read More.

KDA Warns Poultry Owners of HPAI Resurgence Nationwide

By Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN, Kan. — Fall has brought a resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) nationwide, including cases in several states that border Kansas — Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado. Although Kansas has not confirmed a... Read More.

KDA Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

By Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN, Kansas — The beauty of Kansas agriculture has been celebrated throughout the state’s ag industry, and we encourage photographers to capture that beauty and share it with others through the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s annual... Read More.

KDA Announces Specialty Crop Grant Opportunity

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2023 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds for the program are awarded to the agency by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service.The grant funds are in turn granted to... Read More.