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22 September 2017

Montana Business Disaster Recovery Assistance from the Department of Commerce

(406) 841-2770 Montana Business Recovery Assistance

19 September 2017
Ag Mediation Program available from the Montana Department of Agriculture and USDA

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.

18 September 2017

Public comment period open for Cherry Checkoff Program

Pursuant to Montana Code Annotated 80-11-513, the Department of Agriculture is interested in hearing your comment on whether the Cherry Checkoff Program should be eliminated. Click here to submit your comment online.

07 September 2017
MDA Expanding Hay Lottery, Taking Donations

MDA Expanding Hay Lottery, Taking Donations

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.

07 September 2017
MWBC Partners to Host Ag Technology Roundtable

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.  

24 August 2017
Department to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

Department to Hold Waste Pesticide Disposal Events in September

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. 

24 August 2017
Brucellosis Found in Madison County Herd

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.

28 July 2017
MDA launches Agriculture Fire & Drought Assistance Hotline

MDA launches Agriculture Fire & Drought Assistance Hotline

Helena, Mont. – As drought conditions worsen and fires burn throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture has launched the Agriculture Fire and Drought Assistance Hotline. The hotline will serve as a tool to help connect those affected to available resources, programs and donations, as well as to provide information on how others can help. Questions related to hay/feed donations, livestock, fencing, and transportation can be directed to the hotline. The hotline number is 1-844-515-1571 and the line will be staffed 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. 

Click here for more resources, programs and links to assist those affected by fire and drought.

21 July 2017
New Montana Apples Website supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant

New Montana Apples Website supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant

Take a look at the new Montana Apples website, supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) from the Montana Department of Agriculture.
13 July 2017
2017-2018 Pesticide Training Schedule

2017-2018 Pesticide Training Schedule

Click here to view/download the 2017-2018 Pesticide Training Schedule Newsletter (.pdf format), including dates, registration requirements, fees, legislative changes, and much more, and visit the Pesticide Applicator Training page for additional information.
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