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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

Board Members

Name Contact Info Term End Qualifications
Director Dept. of Agriculture
PO Box 200201
Helena, MT 49620
agr@mt.gov
  Agriculture Director, Statutory Appointment
Kim Murray 4210 Road 1031
Froid, MT 59226
2/1/2018 Producer
Paul Kanning Mail Route Road
Flaxville, MT 59222
2/1/2020 Producer
Jillien Streit PO Box 465
Chester, MT 59522
2/1/2020 Producer
Roger Sammons 4 Sammons Drive
Cut Bank, MT 59427
2/1/2019 Marketing
Ryan Bogar, Vice-Chair 153 East Road Vida
Vida, MT 59274
2/1/2018 Producer
Jon Stoner, Chair P.O. Box 725
Havre, MT 59105
2/1/2019 Producer

New 2017 Montana Pulses Buyers Guide, Crop Budget Projection Comparisons now available

Montana is the # 1 producer of peas and lentils in the United states, and ranks third in chickpea (garbanzo bean) production

New 2017 Montana Pulses Buyers Guide, Crop Budget Projection Comparisons now available

Montana Pulse Advisory Committee Board Meeting

February 22, 2017, Great Falls, MT at the Holiday Inn

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.

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.

 

Treston Vermandel
Eastern Business Development Specialist

Phone : (406) 860-7480
Phone : (406) 444-2402
E-mail : TVermandel@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9442

 

Pulse Crop Research & Market Development Forms & Files

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