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21 February 2017
2017 MDA Pesticide Applicator Training

2017 MDA Pesticide Applicator Training

The Montana Department of Agriculture is sponsoring Initial National Core Pesticide Training for persons interested in becoming a commercial or governmental pesticide applicator and/or pesticide dealer, as well as Initial Category Trainings. Click here to view full registration and schedule information (.pdf format).

20 February 2017
17 February 2017
New 2017 Montana Pulses Buyers Guide, Crop Budget Projection Comparisons now available
10 February 2017

Montana State Hail Board Meeting

The Montana State Hail Board will meet on March 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown, Montana. Click here to download the meeting agenda.
10 February 2017
Produce Safety Plan Workshops Offered in March

Produce Safety Plan Workshops Offered in March

Helena, Mont. – Fresh produce farmers will receive training and help developing their on-farm food safety Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) plans in three locations throughout Montana this March. The On-Farm Food Safety GAP Workshops will guide participants through the plan writing process. The workshops will be led by food safety experts Nancy Matheson, David Wise, and Jonda Crosby, and will be held March 2-3 in Billings, March 6-7 in Corvallis and March 9-10 in Kalispell.

10 February 2017
Department’s Hay Hotline Available for Producers Affected by Severe Weather

Department’s Hay Hotline Available for Producers Affected by Severe Weather

Helena, Mont. – With the record-breaking snowfall and severe weather conditions affecting many throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture wants to remind folks that the Hay Hotline is available to producers as an online tool to connect buyers and sellers of hay and pasture.

09 February 2017

Montana Pulse Advisory Committee Board Meeting

The Montana Pulse Advisory Committee will have a meeting on February 22, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am.  Meeting will be in Great Falls, at the Holiday Inn, 1100 5th Street S in the Missouri Room.  Click here to download the agenda.
02 February 2017
Montana Legislature - Look up bill information for the 2017 session

Montana Legislature - Look up bill information for the 2017 session

Are you interested in bills at the 2017 Montana Legislature that may affect agriculture? Use the Montana Legislative Branch's online LAWS website to look up current bill information.
01 February 2017

Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Hearings

2017 grant hearings will be held at the Wingate in Helena. Visit the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant page for more information and programs contacts.
31 January 2017
Draft Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) open for public comment

Draft Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) open for public comment

The Montana Department of Agriculture Draft Managed Pollinator Protection Plan (MP3) is available online for public comment. Comments should be emailed to Natural Resource Program Manager Cam Lay at CLay2@mt.gov.
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