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MDA Seeking Pest Information from Lentil Growers

What vertebrate animals have damaged your crops?

MDA Seeking Pest Information from Lentil Growers

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking to gather information from lentil growers who have, are or will be suffering damage from vertebrate pests. As part of the MDA’s vertebrate pest program, Department staff gathers information and photos related to certain pests and the damages they cause to certain crops. This information helps the Department develop training materials, which in turn are used to educate producers to help them more easily identify and manage vertebrate pests.

State Hail Insurance Staff to Hold Meetings Throughout Montana

Producers reminded to get covered at hail.mt.gov

State Hail Insurance Staff to Hold Meetings Throughout Montana

Helena, Mont. – While we are currently dealing with the fits and starts of springtime in Montana, its important to remember that hail season is right around the corner. Staff from the Montana Hail Insurance program will soon be visiting communities throughout Montana to sell policies and educate producers on the program.  

USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

The deadline for comments is July 3, 2018

USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today invited public comment on the proposed rule to establish the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard mandated by Congress in 2016. The standard will provide a uniform way to offer meaningful disclosure for consumers who want more information about their food and avoid a patchwork system of state or private labels that could be confusing for consumers and would likely drive up food costs.

Comments may be submitted online through the Federal eRulemaking portal www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be filed with the Docket Clerk, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Room 4543-South, Washington, DC 20250; Fax: (202) 690-0338.

The deadline for comments is July 3, 2018.

The proposed rule previewed in the May 3, Federal Register.

 

MDA Organic Certification Program
Phone : (406) 444-7804
E-mail : agrorganic@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9466
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601

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Renewing Producers - Due Annually on March 15

New Producers - may apply any time, but at least 60 days before harvest.

Producer Application Forms

Renewal Organic System Plan Update

Producer System Plan - Required for New Certification

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System Plan Update Forms - Required for Renewals

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Land Application Forms


Renewing Handlers - Due Annually on September 15

Handler Application Forms

Renewal Organic System Plan Update

Handler System Plan - Required for New Certification

Handler Product Profiles - Required for New Certification

Handler Labeling Information


Land Application

Organic Land Application Forms

Also Required for Land Certification for New Producers