MDA Encouraging Support for Ag Literacy Program During Tax Season
Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is encouraging Montanans to support the Montana Agriculture in the Classroom program this tax season by contributing to the voluntary check-off program when filing this year’s income taxes.
Governor Bullock, Agriculture Development Council Announce over $700,000 to Strengthen and Diversify Montana’s Ag Industry
A total of 25 businesses and organizations were awarded funds through the Growth Through Agriculture program (GTA)
MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock and the Agriculture Development Council today announced the recipients of $726,600 in grants and loans to agricultural businesses and organizations.
Public Meeting Notice: Montana Board of Hail Insurance Meeting March 21st, 2018 in Lewistown
At the Yogo Inn (211 NE Main St.) at 9:30 am
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Board of Hail Insurance will meet March 21st in Lewistown at the Yogo Inn (211 NE Main St.) at 9:30 am. The agenda for the meeting can be found by clicking here.
The Montana Department of Agriculture’s mission is to protect producers and consumers, and to enhance and develop agriculture and allied industries.
Produce Safety Rule technical assistance available to farmers
Submit your contact and info to stay informed about opportunities for food safety support
Hello Montana Growers!
The FDA’s Produce Safety Rule is in place (and was adopted by the Montana legislature) and is being implemented. The Montana Department of Agriculture has received a grant to provide support and technical assistance regarding produce safety to farmers. Food safety regulations are changin, and we want to ensure you have the information you need to be successful.
In coming weeks, we will be conducting brief phone calls to gain a better understanding of the number and scale of produce growers in the state. If you would rather submit your information through an online form, please go to www.foodsafety.mt.gov and click on “Submit Info for the Food Safety Modernization Act Inventory”, or, if you are unsure if the Produce Safety Act applies to you and your farm, click on "Determine if the Produce Safety Rule Applies to You" to answer a few questions and automatically see if you are exempt or if the law applies to you.
If you have questions, please call 406-444-0131 or email email@example.com.
Thank you from the Montana Department of Agriculture Food Safety Program
2018 Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings
March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018 in Helena
MDA Accepting Petitions for New Noxious Weed Listings
Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting petitions for new plants to be added to the Montana Noxious Weed List. Interested parties who feel that a plant should be listed as a noxious weed in Montana can fill out a petition form (found at agr.mt.gov/weeds) and send it to Dave Burch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MDA Awarded USDA Quality Samples Program Grant for Beef Genetics
Grant will help Department with market development activities
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been awarded $52,158 from USDA’s Quality Samples Program (QSP) to further develop the market for U.S. beef genetics in Nicaragua. Through January 2020, MDA will use the funds to send semen and embryos from Montana ranches to Nicaragua.