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USDA’s 2019 ORGANIC SURVEY TO GET UNDERWAY

The 2019 Organic Survey results will expand on the 2017 Census of Agriculture data by looking at several aspects of organic agriculture during the 2019 calendar year, including production, marketing practices, income, expenses and more.

USDA’s 2019 ORGANIC SURVEY TO GET UNDERWAY

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will mail letters with survey codes, this December, to more than 1,100 producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming in the Mountain Regional states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming for the 2019 Organic Survey. Each producer who self-reported organic farming in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will receive a unique survey code to respond conveniently online and to be represented in this very important, once-every-five-year data collection effort.

Click to learn more about the USDA's 2019 Organic Survey.

USDA RELEASES CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE: SPECIALTY CROPS REPORT

Number of farms, land in farms, irrigated acreage, value of sales, and operator characteristics for specialty crops

USDA RELEASES CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE: SPECIALTY CROPS REPORT

The USDA released the Specialty Crops Report, a follow up to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which includes national and state data on the number of farms, land in farms, irrigated acreage, value of sales, and operator characteristics for specialty crops.

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Cassidy Marn Selected as New Wheat and Barley Bureau Chief

Cassidy Marn Selected as New Wheat and Barley Bureau Chief

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture is excited to announce that Cassidy Marn has accepted the Bureau Chief position for the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee.  Cassidy has served as the bureau’s Trade and Marketing Manager since 2010.

“We’re thrilled Cassidy will be leading the Wheat and Barley Committee.  She’s highly experienced in world grain markets and is committed to advancing Montana’s #1 industry,” said Director Ben Thomas.  “I’m confident she’ll serve the state well.”

Chelsi Bay
Communications Officer

Phone : (406) 444-3684
E-mail : CBay@mt.gov