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Due to the current public health situation, the 2020 Montana Beverage Show has been cancelled. Please check back here for info on a show in 2021.

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Montana Beverage Show

Showcasing a variety of tasty beverages made right here in Montana!

Monday, November 9, 2020
12:00 noon – 6:00pm
Delta Hotels Helena Colonial, Helena, MT


After several years of hosting the Montana Food Show, it became clear that Montana beverages require a show of their own – especially Montana wine, cider, craft beer, and spirits. This show will highlight those beverages along with many other teas, juices, mixers, and coffees.


Registration is now open for both Exhibitors and Buyers

This show will be open to professional buyers only


Marketing News

USDA Expands Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Producers can apply for CFAP 2 September 21 through December 11, 2020

USDA Expands Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. 

CFAP 2 will provide producers with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb some of the increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

CFAP 2 follows the first round of CFAP, which had an application period of May 26 through September 11. The applciation period for CFAP 2 begins September 21, 2020. You can learn more about USDA’s initial Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and eligible commodities by visiting farmers.gov/cfap1.

Hay Hotline Online Portal Available for Producers Responding to Wildfire Damages

Producers can donate, buy and sell hay using the Hay Hotline online portal maintained by MT Dept. of Agriculture

Hay Hotline Online Portal Available for Producers Responding to Wildfire Damages

The Montana Department of Agriculture would like to remind producers that the Hay Hotline, an online portal where they can donate, buy or sell hay, as well as pasture available or pasture wanted, is available. This online tool can be especially helpful for those responding to damages from recent wildfires.
The department maintains the Hay Hotline as a service to the agricultural industry, making it available with the expectation that all buyers and sellers will treat each other in an equitable and lawful manner. 

Click here to access the Hay Hotline. Please call (406) 444-2402 with any questions.

MT Dept. of Agriculture Recruits for Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

Interested persons can submit a letter of interest and apply to MDA

MT Dept. of Agriculture Recruits for Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is currently recruiting for open positions on its Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council. The following council terms are currently vacant:

  • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage Producer (Eastern Region)
  • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage Producer (Any Region)
  • Outfitter’s or Guide’s Organization
  • Certified Weed Seed Free Forage Producer (Central Region)
  • Western County Weed District Representative
  • Eastern County Weed District Representative
  • Forage Product Processor

Click here to visit the NWSFF Advisory Council website and apply.

Documents to download

Charsi Workman
Business Development Specialist

Phone : (406) 444-5425
E-mail : Charsi.Workman@mt.gov


Marty Earnheart
Marketing Officer

Phone : (406) 444-2402
E-mail : MEarnheart@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9442


Weston Merrill
Business Development Specialist

Phone : (406) 444-3407
E-mail : Weston.Merrill@mt.gov