Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings
Upcoming Trainings in Butte, Havre, Billings, and Kalispell
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.
Request for Proposals: Montana Pulse Market Development Grant Program
Proposals due by March 1st, 2018
Research proposals sought by Alfalfa Seed Committee
Proposals due February 2, 2018
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee is seeking proposals for demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for Montana’s alfalfa seed industry. Proposals are due February 2, 2018.
Requesting Specialty Crop Block Grant Applications
Over $1 million in funding available for Montana agriculture, proposals due by Feb. 15, 2018
Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for an estimated $1.2 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. This competitive grant program is designed to expand markets for Montana specialty crops.