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Organic Program

Montana Organic Program

 
Montana Organic Seal for use on Approved Labels

Organic Program Goals

  1. Provide professional, efficient and objective organic certification services to farmers, ranchers, and handlers.
  2. Facilitate the growth and success of organic agriculture in Montana.
  3. Protect consumers by monitoring and enforcing compliance with state and federal laws governing organic production, handling and product labeling.

 

Is Organic an Option for Me?

The USDA has published a helpful article regarding Organic Certification here.

 

How do I certify my farm/ranch?

You can learn more about the certification process here.

 

 When are Applications and Sales Reports due?

  • Producer Applications are due March 15th
  • Producer Sales Reports are due March 15th

 

  • Handler Applications are due September 15th
  • Handler Sales Reports are due March 15th

 

Organic Production in Montana

Montana ranks 1st and 2nd among states in production of certified organic wheat, dry peas, lentils and flax. The department is a USDA certifier of organic producers and handlers under the USDA National Organic Program.  The department also offers International Organic Certification for Canada, European Union, Japan, and Taiwan.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Contacts

 

Organic Certification Program
Montana Department of Agriculture
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-7804
E-mail: agrorganic@mt.gov

Fax: (406) 444-7336

 

Published: Mon Apr 04 11:28:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Thu Apr 17 10:30:44 MDT 2014