Montana Department of Agriculture Selected as National Farm to School Network Montana Partner
MDA expanding efforts to connect kids to local food
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been selected as a 2017-2019 National Farm to School Network Montana Supporting Partner, providing new opportunities to expand efforts to connect children to local food, school gardens and food and agriculture education in Montana.
MDA & USDA remind Montanans of Dangers of Invasive Pests
April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are reminding Montanans about the dangers of invasive pests during the month of April, which has been designated as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.” Each year, harmful invasive plant pests and diseases cost the United States about $40 billion in crop losses, damage to forests and vulnerable ecosystems, and expensive eradication and control efforts.
Montana Ag Facts update from NASS
Check out MDA's Ag Facts page
to view the latest Montana info and data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and learn more about the impact of ag in the Treasure State.
Montana Department of Agriculture & Montana Wheat and Barley Committee set to visit Japan
Visits will be centered on trade and market development
Helena, Mont. – Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Ben Thomas and Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC) Executive Vice President Collin Watters are set to visit Japan April 14-20. The trip will involve visits with several millers and government officials and will demonstrate the value Montana places on the trade relationship while also highlighting the state’s willingness to build on the outstanding, long-term business relationship. The group will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of the sister-state relationship with Montana and Kumamoto.
Montana Wheat and Barley Committee WebsiteEstablished in 1967, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee promotes research, marketing and education for the benefit of Big Sky producers living, working and growing here in the Last Best Place.
2017 Farmer's Market Guide coming soon
Contact Steph Hystad at <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a> or (406) 444-5425 to include your market
MDA awards over $1.6 million in Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants
Grants provide funding for noxious weed management programs
Helena, Mont. - Counties, conservation districts, local communities, tribes, researchers and educators across Montana will have more resources in the battle against noxious weeds after the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) awarded over $1.6 million in grants from the Noxious Weed Trust Fund.