Montana Cherry Growers to Receive Survey
Survey results will determine future of cherry checkoff
Helena, Mont. – Montana’s cherry growers will have the opportunity to make their voice heard in the coming weeks. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is submitting a referendum to all known growers and producers of cherries in Montana to determine whether to continue the Montana Cherry Research & Market Development Program, commonly known as the cherry checkoff. Paper ballots will be mailed on Thursday, November 16, 2017 and must be returned via postage-paid envelope by Friday, December 1, 2017.
Meeting Notice: Hail Board, 2017 Crop Year Annual Report Available
November 29, 2017 at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls
Meeting Notice: Agriculture Development Council - Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) Program
November 17, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. via Skype/Teleconference
MDA Director Thomas Joins Fellow North American State & Provincial Agriculture Officials for Trade Talks
Helena, Mont. – Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Ben Thomas joined state and provincial counterparts from the United States, Mexico and Canada last week to stress the necessity of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for agriculture and to call on their respective federal governments to ensure a modernized NAFTA does not harm agriculture. North American state and provincial agriculture officials gathered last week in Denver, Colo. for the 26th annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord. The Tri-National Agricultural Accord represents a longstanding commitment among the senior state and provincial agricultural officials of North America to work together collaboratively on agricultural trade and development issues.
ServeMontana accepting nominations for inaugural Abby M. Zent Recognition
Recognition honors AmeriCorps VISTA alums dedicated to service, others
HELENA, MT- The Governor’s Office of Community Service, in partnership with Karen and Leroy Zent, is accepting nominations for the inaugural Abby M. Zent Recognition, the office announced today.
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Montana Crunch Time is Tuesday, October 24th
Celebrate National Food Day and Farm to School Month by eating local apples
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture and Montana Office of Public Instruction are joining schools, community partners, and individuals across Montana in celebrating Food Day and National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally-grown apples on Tuesday, October 24th at 2:30 p.m. for Montana Crunch Time.