Montana Business Disaster Recovery Assistance from the Department of Commerce
Ag Mediation Program available from the Montana Department of Agriculture and USDA
Mediation is a process that helps disputing parties come together and have an open, honest and confidential discussion about the issues. A trained mediator helps the parties explore options that are available to them and find an end to the conflict through mutually agreed upon solutions. The mediator does not act as a judge, deciding who is right or wrong. The parties themselves control the result of the mediation and any agreement that is developed. Mediation is another tool to help agricultural producers and natural resource managers make wise decisions.
Public comment period open for Cherry Checkoff Program
Submit your comments online until Monday, September 18, 2017
MDA Expanding Hay Lottery, Taking Donations
Lottery application deadline is September 30, 2017
Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced the expansion of the Montana Hay Lottery. MDA is partnering with Miles Community College to house the donated hay and help with logistics and the Montana Stockgrowers Foundation to help coordinate cash donations to be used for transportation costs. The lottery will be administered by MDA, with drawings taking place in early October. Producers who have already applied for the lottery, but were not chosen in the first drawing, will still be eligible for subsequent drawings.
MWBC Partners to Host Ag Technology Roundtable
Bozeman, Mont.— The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC) has partnered with the German American Chamber of Commerce to host a roundtable discussion of agricultural technologies on September 14th at 1:00PM at the GranTree Inn in Bozeman.
Department to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September
Annual events have collected over 561,136 lbs. of waste pesticides
Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Disposal Event will be held in several locations across western Montana during September. The collection events will be held September 19 in Kalispell; September 20 in Missoula; September 21 in Helena; and September 22 in Dillon. The annual event has collected more than 561,136 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994.
Brucellosis Found in Madison County Herd
Helena, Mont. – Brucellosis has been found in a heifer within Montana’s Designated Surveillance Area (DSA), according to the Montana Department of Livestock.