Montana Pulse Producer
On behalf of the Montana Pulse Advisory Committee, the Montana Department of
Agriculture is conducting a survey to gauge whether Montana producers are interested in
raising their Pulse Checkoff (“assessment”) by one-half percent.
Producers, please download and return your completed survey by June 2, 2017. Your answers will remain confidential. Thank you for your time and assistance.
Pulse crop production has grown in significance in Montana, which became the leading lentil producing state in 2010. Acreage of pulse crops more than tripled between 2009 and 2011. Pea, lentil and chickpea crops provide additional revenue for farmers and fix nitrogen that can be used to boost grain crops following pulse crops in a rotation.
The Montana Pulse Crop Research & Market Development Program was created by a vote of pea, lentil and chickpea producers following a process outlined in the Agricultural Commodity Research and Market Development Enabling Act (MCA 80-11-5).
The Pulse Crop Research & Market Development Program is administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture, which receives advice from the six-member Montana Pulse Crop Advisory Committee. The committee invites proposals to fund research and market development projects to address Montana's pulse industry needs and opportunities.
Visit the Pulse Crops page for more information on the benefits of pulse crops and the pulse industry in Montana.
Montana Pulse Advisory Committee
|Ben Thomas, Director
||Dept. of Agriculture
PO Box 200201
Helena, MT 49620
||Agriculture Director, Statutory Appointment
||4210 Road 1031
Froid, MT 59226
|Paul Kanning, Vice-Chair
||Mail Route Road
Flaxville, MT 59222
||PO Box 465
Chester, MT 59522
||4 Sammons Drive
Cut Bank, MT 59427
|Ryan Bogar, Chair
||153 East Road Vida
Vida, MT 59274