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The Montana Department of Agriculture provides a variety of services to agricultural producers, businesses and consumers, and enforces laws and regulations related to the production of crops. These include inspection and regulation of produce, feed, seed, fertilizer and grain, as well as the certification of organic producers and handlers.


The State Grain Laboratory is a federally licensed facility that tests crop samples from more than 20 commodities for quality characteristics such as grain size, protein and germination. Test results and certificates are available electronically through AgTrax.


The department offers hail insurance for nearly all field crops grown in the state, to a level that typically covers costs to establish the crop.


Published: April 1, 2011 9:45:00 AM MDT.
Last Modified: August 22, 2016 2:05:23 PM MDT