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The Montana Department of Agriculture develops and implements activities designed to prevent, minimize, and monitor the effects of pesticides on environmentally sensitive areas and resources, such as groundwater and endangered species.

MDA also implements a Pesticide Container Recycling Program, a Pesticide Waste Disposal Program, and cooperates with allied state and federal regulatory agencies in the promotion and operation of environmental programs.

For more information about the different programs within Natural Resources use the links below.

Visit the
Pesticide Waste
Disposal Program Page
for More Info

 

Visit the
Pesticide Container
Recycling Program Page
for More Info

 

Visit the
Groundwater Program Page
for More Info

 

View the
Listed Species of Montana
from the US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Natural Resources News

Montana Department of Agriculture Selected as National Farm to School Network Montana Partner

MDA expanding efforts to connect kids to local food

Montana Department of Agriculture Selected as National Farm to School Network Montana Partner

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been selected as a 2017-2019 National Farm to School Network Montana Supporting Partner, providing new opportunities to expand efforts to connect children to local food, school gardens and food and agriculture education in Montana.

MDA & USDA remind Montanans of Dangers of Invasive Pests

April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

MDA & USDA remind Montanans of Dangers of Invasive Pests

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are reminding Montanans about the dangers of invasive pests during the month of April, which has been designated as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.” Each year, harmful invasive plant pests and diseases cost the United States about $40 billion in crop losses, damage to forests and vulnerable ecosystems, and expensive eradication and control efforts.

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

Visits will be centered on trade and market development

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.

Montana Department of Agriculture
Phone : (406) 444-3144
E-mail : agr@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-5409
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601

 

Carli Lofing
Pesticide Disposal & Container Recycling Programs

Phone : (406) 465-0531
E-mail : CLofing@mt.gov
54 East Larslan Rd
Larslan, MT 59244

 

Christopher Kelley, PhD
Hydrologist

Phone : (406) 444-5422
E-mail : CKelley@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9493
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601