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19 May 2019
Now Hiring Grant Contracts Coordinator

Now Hiring Grant Contracts Coordinator

The Montana Department of Agriculture is currently hiring a Grant Contracts Coordinator based in Helena. Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2019. Visit the Employment page for more info and other job openings with the Montana Department of Agriculture.

16 May 2019

Administrative Rules of MT: Financial Responsibility amendments to ARM 4.10.101 through 4.10.103, 4.10.108, 4.10.401, 4.10.403, and 4.10.404

Click to view the MT Administrative Register, Issue No. 9, page 537.

16 May 2019

Administrative Rules of MT: Hemp New Rules I, II, III and IV and amendment of ARM 4.12.3104 and 4.19.101 through 4.19.106

Click to view the MT Administrative Register, Issue No. 9, pages 532 - 536.

16 May 2019
Now Hiring Training Development Specialist

Now Hiring Training Development Specialist

The Montana Department of Agriculture is currently hiring a Training Development Specialist based in Helena. Applications will be accepted until May 24, 2019. Visit the Employment page for more info and other job openings with the Montana Department of Agriculture.

16 May 2019

Public Meeting Notice: Agriculture Development Council Meeting / Food & Ag Center Proposal Review

The Agricultural Development Council will meet on July 2nd in Room 225 at the Department of Agriculture (Scott Hart Bldg., 302 N. Roberts, Helena, MT) beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Click to learn more about the Ag Development Council and Growth Through Agriculture program.

15 May 2019
Now accepting applications for organizations to become Food and Agriculture Development Centers

Now accepting applications for organizations to become Food and Agriculture Development Centers

The Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for organizations to become a Food and Agriculture Development Center. Apply at www.fundingmt.org. Application deadline is June 12, 2019 – 2pm.

Click here for more information and full solicitation details.

Click here for more information about Food and Agriculture Development Centers in Montana.

15 May 2019
Discounted Vendor Early-Bird Registrations for Montana Food Show open until May 23

Discounted Vendor Early-Bird Registrations for Montana Food Show open until May 23

The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be hosting the third annual Montana Food Show September 27, 2019 at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman.

Early bird registration for vendors will open March 7th and run until regular registration begins May 23rd.

Final deadline for vendor registration is July 24th.

Buyer registration will open June 3rd.

Let’s get more Montana foods on Montana plates!

In 2019 you can expect:

  • International trade groups from Canada and Mexico
  • Public will be allowed for the trade show

At the second annual Montana Food Show in 2018:

  • $9,933 in reported sales from the day of the show
  • 64 Montana companies showcased
  • 166 buyers from more than 55 companies
    • Hotels & resorts
    • Restaurants & bars
    • Gift shops
    • Catering services
    • Distributors & wholesalers
    • Grocery stores & markets

Interested in being a 2019 Vendor? Click here for online Vendor Registration.

Wondering if this show is for you? Click here for the 2018 Vendor List.

If you have any questions about the show, please contact Marketing Officer Marty Earnheart at (406) 444-2402, MEarnheart@mt.gov.

14 May 2019

Public Meeting Notice: Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council Meeting / Tours

The Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council and Dept. of Agriculture staff will meet on July 18, 2019 at the Cascade County Public Works Bldg. (279 Vaughn S. Frontage Rd., Great Falls) from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click to learn more about the Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council members and activities.

Meeting Agenda will be posted soon.

08 May 2019
From USDA: Additional FY 2019 Funds Available for Export Credit Guarantee Program

From USDA: Additional FY 2019 Funds Available for Export Credit Guarantee Program

On May 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased availability of credit guarantees for sales of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) for fiscal year 2019. Further details of the announcements may be found at: https://www.fas.usda.gov/programs/export-credit-guarantee-program-gsm-102/gsm-102-allocations

06 May 2019
USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.

For full details on how to apply in Montana, and to start an application, visit our Organic Certification Cost Share page, or email agrorganic@mt.gov.

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