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12 April 2017
Montana Department of Agriculture & Montana Wheat and Barley Committee set to visit Japan

Montana Department of Agriculture & Montana Wheat and Barley Committee set to visit Japan

Helena, Mont. – Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Ben Thomas and Montana Wheat and Barley Committee (MWBC) Executive Vice President Collin Watters are set to visit Japan April 14-20. The trip will involve visits with several millers and government officials and will demonstrate the value Montana places on the trade relationship while also highlighting the state’s willingness to build on the outstanding, long-term business relationship. The group will also celebrate the 35th anniversary of the sister-state relationship with Montana and Kumamoto.

05 April 2017
2017 Farmer's Market Guide coming soon

2017 Farmer's Market Guide coming soon

Visit the Farmer's Market page for more info on markets in Montana.
05 April 2017
MDA awards over $1.6 million in Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

MDA awards over $1.6 million in Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grants

Helena, Mont. - Counties, conservation districts, local communities, tribes, researchers and educators across Montana will have more resources in the battle against noxious weeds after the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) awarded over $1.6 million in grants from the Noxious Weed Trust Fund.

03 April 2017
Waste Pesticide Disposal Program: 2017 dates and locations

Waste Pesticide Disposal Program: 2017 dates and locations

In 2017, the waste pesticide disposal program will occur in District 1, the western third of Montana. Collections will be held the week of September 19-22.

Collection Schedule:

  • September 19, 2017 - Kalispell, MT
  • September 20, 2017 - Missoula, MT
  • September 21, 2017 - Helena, MT
  • September 22, 2017 - Dillon, MT

Read on for details.

28 March 2017
Montana Department of Agriculture releases 2017 edition of Grown in Montana: Farming and Ranching Under the Big Sky

Montana Department of Agriculture releases 2017 edition of Grown in Montana: Farming and Ranching Under the Big Sky

Helena, Mont. – The 2017 edition of Grown in Montana: Farming and Ranching Under the Big Sky is now available. The magazine highlights Montana’s agriculture industry and the people who power it. From the continued growth of Montana’s value-added sector, to the state’s flourishing distilleries, to the challenges of estate and succession planning, the magazine covers numerous topics related to Montana agriculture.

22 March 2017
Agriculture: The backbone of Montana's Economy
17 February 2017
New 2017 Montana Pulses Buyers Guide, Crop Budget Projection Comparisons now available
23 November 2016
Montana’s Agricultural Community Embracing Apprenticeships

Montana’s Agricultural Community Embracing Apprenticeships

HELENA, Mont.-As businesses across Montana continue to use apprenticeships to build their workforces, one local Havre farm is using this time-honored training model to teach organic farming operations. 

21 November 2016
Montana made food products gain new marketplace in State Capitol

Montana made food products gain new marketplace in State Capitol

Helena, Mont. – Folks working or attending the upcoming 65th Legislative Session will have new local food options to choose from. The Montana Department of Agriculture and Montana Department of Administration, with support from the Legislative Services Division, collaborated to connect several Montana food companies with the Capitol food service company “Politically Correct” (located in the basement of the Capitol building) to provide local Montana snack food options for the upcoming legislative session.

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