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ARPA Agriculture Infrastructure Program


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The Agriculture Infrastructure Program is now accepting concept papers.

Visit ARPA Agriculture Infrastructure Program Website 

ARPA Agriculture Infrastructure Program timeline:
  • Dec 15, 2021: Concept paper deadline 5:00 PM MST
  • Dec 27, 2021:  Invite selected applicants to submit full proposals
  • February 28, 2022: Full application deadline 5:00 PM MST
  • March 25, 2022: Provide award recommendations to Commission

December 31, 2024: final day to incur expenses

Welcome!Christy Clark Portrait

Here at the Montana Department of Agriculture, we are honored to support the state’s #1 industry. With over 30 programs ranging from market and business development to licensing and regulating services that protect agricultural producers, consumers and the environment, our website features an abundance of information. We encourage you to explore our programs and contact us if you have ideas about how to improve our department, our services, or our website.

Contact Information

Main Phone: (406) 444-3144
Fax: (406) 444-5409
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601

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Best Management Practices to Prevent Weed Spread from Hay

Prevent Weed Spread from Hay Factsheet 2021
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As Montana agricultural producers strive to find adequate feed for livestock during severe drought conditions and a damaging wildfire season, the Montana Department of Agriculture encourages producers to follow guidance and utilize available resources for out-of-state shipments of hay to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and other invasive pests.

The MDA Noxious Weed Program is available to assist producers in their decision to use hay from out of state. Please contact Jasmine Reimer, 406-444-3140, for more information.

COVID-19 Information

Working from HomeMontana Department of Agriculture staff have returned to the office. All staff can be reached during normal business hours using contact information provided in our staff directory. The main office in Helena is a secure building, so appointments are encouraged, and visitors can notify our staff of their arrival by calling (406) 444-3144.

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Montana Ag by the Numbers

In a state where cattle outnumber people, agriculture is our business.
In fact, it is Montana’s number one industry and growing.