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Crop Development Programs

Crops With Specific Programs or Requirements

Seed potatoes
Seed potatoes from the Townsend area


Montana cherries are graded and inspected for markets worldwide. The Cherry Research and Market Development Program is funded by producers and directed by a Cherry Advisory Committee.


Peas, Lentils and Chickpeas

Markets are expanding for pulse crops that fix nitrogen and provide rotational benefits with grain. The Pulse Crop Research and Market Development Program is funded by industry fees and led by the Pulse Advisory Committee.



Shipping point inspections are provided for more than 2 million hundredweight of seed potatoes shipped to Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Potatoes shipped to restaurants and grocery wholesalers are inspected by the Produce Program. Potato Research and Market Development Program, funded by the potato industry, is led by the Montana Potato Advisory Committee.






Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2402
Fax: (406) 444-9442

Treston Vermandel
Eastern Business Development Specialist
Agriculture Development & Marketing Bureau
Phone: (406)860-7480
E-mail: Tvermandel@mt.gov



Published: June 22, 2011 11:22:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: September 15, 2015 11:15:10 AM MDT