Take a short survey to help us improve the Montana Department of Agriculture website. The 2016 edition of the Montana Farmer's Market Directory and Map will be available May 5, 2016. The Montana Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the launch of our new online database, MTPlants. A guide to the state’s top crops, livestock, agribusiness, tourism, food safety and local products, Grown in Montana is published by the Montana Department of Agriculture. The Growth Through Agriculture Mini Grant/Loan program (Mini Grant/Loan program) is a branch of the Montana Growth Through Agriculture program and was authorized by the 2009 Montana Legislature to encourage economic and agricultural development. Applications for Mini Grant projects are accepted June 1st at 2:00 p.m. and December 1st at 2:00 p.m. Happy National Beer Day 2016, thanks to the barley grown by your Montana producers! Pesticide and Nursery Changes Ahead License applications or renewals for Montana Commodity Dealers and Commodity Warehouses are due by July 1, 2016. Please, for the bees, check before you spray. International Year of Pulses Montana Food and Ag Development Center Network The Governor's Food and Agriculture Summit will be held at Montana State University on October 28 and 29, 2016.

Check out the
newest issue of
Grown in Montana magazine

A guide to the state’s top crops, livestock, agribusiness, tourism, food safety and local products.

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Pesticide Changes

EPA’s proposed C&T rules, pesticide fees, WPS, pesticide statute and rules.
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Nursery Changes

Legislative updates and proposed fee structure.
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Governor's 2016
Food & Agriculture
Summit

The Governor's Food and Agriculture Summit will be held at Montana State University on October 28 and 29, 2016.

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The Food and Ag
Development Center Network

Helping Grow Montana Food Businesses


Develop your business plan, access funding, and improve your marketing through free consultations with the FADC Network.

Seed Dealer
License Applications
and Renewals


Due by July 1, 2016.

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Pesticide
Container
Recycling


Helping to keep pesticide container plastic out of Montana landfills.

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GTA Mini Grant/Loan
Applications Due by June 1

The Growth Through Agriculture Mini Grant/Loan program was authorized by the 2009 Montana Legislature to encourage economic and agricultural development.

Click here for application info >>

Commodity Dealer
and Warehouse
License Applications
and Renewals


Due by July 1, 2016

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Farmer's Markets start
across the state
in May!


The 2016 edition of the Montana Farmer's Market Directory and Map is coming May 5, 2016.

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MtPlants New
Online Database
for Licenses and Registrations


As of May 2016, MTPlants is enabled for Feed License and Product Registration, Seed License and Assessment, and Pesticide Product Registration.

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State Grain Lab Offers Online Services

The State Grain Laboratory now offers online certificates using a secure portal. Registered users can print certificates and email them to customers.

 
 
Director Ron de Yong

Director Ron de Yong

Director's Message
 

Department Mission
"To protect producers and consumers,
and to enhance and develop
agriculture and allied industries."