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10 January 2020
Public Meeting Notice: MT Hemp Advisory Committee Conference Call

Public Meeting Notice: MT Hemp Advisory Committee Conference Call

The Montana Hemp Advisory Committee will hold a conference call on Tuesday, January 28th at 2:00 p.m. Information for joining the call is provided below.

(406) 444-4647

Conference ID: 8877127#

Click to learn more about the Montana Hemp Advisory Committee.

06 January 2020
Public Meeting Notice: Hemp Advisory Committee

Public Meeting Notice: Hemp Advisory Committee

The Montana Hemp Advisory Committee will hold a conference call meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The committee will discuss results of the proposed assessment referendum, comments on the USDA Interim Final Rule, and the department's resubmission of its state plan to USDA.

Conference Call Phone Number: (406) 444-4647; Conference ID: 8877127#

23 December 2019
USDA Announces Pilot Insurance Coverage for Hemp Growers

USDA Announces Pilot Insurance Coverage for Hemp Growers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 23, 2019 – USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced a new crop insurance option for hemp growers in select counties of 21 states in 2020.  The pilot insurance program will provide Actual Production History (APH) coverage under 508(h) Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) for eligible producers in certain counties in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Click to read USDA's News Release.

04 December 2019
Tester Successfully Cuts Red Tape for Hemp Farmers, Provides Access to Banking Services

Tester Successfully Cuts Red Tape for Hemp Farmers, Provides Access to Banking Services

Click to learn more about Senator Tester's announcement that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will issue a guidance allowing hemp producers to bank at financial institutions and what this means for Montana producers.

24 July 2019
Ventenata Added to Montana Noxious Weed List

Ventenata Added to Montana Noxious Weed List

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture has updated its noxious weed list to include ventenata (Ventenata dubia). The Noxious Weed Listing Workgroup recommended adding ventenata to the Priority 2A list at its meeting on March 21, 2019. The amendment was adopted on June 21st, 2019. Priority 2A weeds are common in isolated areas in the State and require eradication or containment where less abundant. Management can be prioritized by the local weed districts.

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