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21 June 2018
Waste Pesticide Disposal Collections in Central Montana September 2018

Waste Pesticide Disposal Collections in Central Montana September 2018

The Montana Department of Agriculture’s annual Pesticide Waste Disposal collections will be held in several locations across central Montana during September:

  • September 18, 2018 in Havre
  • September 19,2018  in Great Falls
  • September 20, 2018  in Bozeman 
  • September 21, 2018  in Columbus​

Visit the Pesticide Waste Disposal Program page for more info, or click here to register online

19 June 2018
New Vertebrate Pest Bulletin: Living with Montana's Snakes

New Vertebrate Pest Bulletin: Living with Montana's Snakes

Click here to view/download Living with Montana's Snakes, the new Vertebrate Pest Bulletin from Montana Department of Agriculture Vertebrate Pest Specialist Stephen Vantassel, and click here to visit the Vertebrate Pests page for more bulletins and info about the Department's Vertebrate Pest Program.

19 June 2018
From USDA: National Organic Program Seeks Input on Upcoming Enforcement Rulemaking through Interactive Webinar

From USDA: National Organic Program Seeks Input on Upcoming Enforcement Rulemaking through Interactive Webinar

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Time), the National Organic Program (NOP) will host an interactive webinar engaging the organic community about NOP’s upcoming Strengthening Organic Enforcement rulemaking. To participate, access the meeting website: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/3lysp7ou67ay&eom

11 June 2018
Public Meeting Notice:  Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Helena, Mont. – The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council will meet from 1:00-4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 11th, in Shelby at the Comfort Inn (455 McKinley Ave.). A draft agenda for the meeting can be found here.

11 June 2018
Lt. Governor Cooney to kick off Capitol Square Farmers Market

Lt. Governor Cooney to kick off Capitol Square Farmers Market

Helena, Mont. – Visitors to the State Capitol, state employees and local food lovers now have another opportunity to pick up fresh, local produce, Made in Montana products, and other goods during the week. The Capitol Square Farmers Market, sponsored by St. Peter’s Health and Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, will officially kick off it’s second season Tuesday June 12th from 2:30-6:30 pm in the Capitol south oval parking lot. Lt. Governor Mike Cooney will help kick things off by distributing reusable grocery bags to the first 50 attendees.

07 June 2018
Producers Reminded to get Coverage Through State Hail Insurance Program

Producers Reminded to get Coverage Through State Hail Insurance Program

Helena, Mont. – With hailstorms picking up throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding producers to get covered through the State Hail Insurance Program. Montana producers can conveniently access and fill out applications for state hail insurance online by going to www.hail.mt.gov

01 June 2018
MDA Employee Honored for Volunteer Work in Africa

MDA Employee Honored for Volunteer Work in Africa

Helena, Mont. – The NGO Winrock International recently announced that Jolene Warnke-Roszel, Pesticide Training & Development Specialist with the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA), was selected as a recipient of their President’s Volunteer Service Award. Warnke-Roszel was selected for the award based on her volunteer work in Nigeria, where she conducted pesticide safety certification classes.

31 May 2018

USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.

30 May 2018
Capitol Square Farmers Market begins 2nd Season

Capitol Square Farmers Market begins 2nd Season

Helena, Mont. – Visitors to the State Capitol, state employees and local food lovers will again have the opportunity to pick up fresh, local produce, Made in Montana products, and other goods during the week. The Capitol Square Farmers Market, sponsored by St. Peter’s Health and Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, will launch its second season on Tuesday June 5th from 2:30-6:30 pm. The Capitol Square Farmer’s Market is put on in partnership with the Montana Departments of Agriculture and Administration.

25 May 2018
Farmers Market Season Kicks Off Across Montana

Farmers Market Season Kicks Off Across Montana

Helena, Mont. – With Spring weather throughout Montana kicking into high gear, farmers and ranchers are offering fresh, local produce, meats, and value-added foods at Farmers Markets throughout the state. Over 70 Farmers Markets are registered with the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) for the 2018 season and a directory is available online at farmersmarkets.mt.gov. Montana Farmers Markets are community events that are well attended by locals and tourists alike, as many markets host food trucks, activities for kids and families, and craft vendors in addition to local agriculture stands.

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