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16 October 2018
USDA Unveils New Technology for Organic Exports

USDA Unveils New Technology for Organic Exports

The organic industry may now utilize the USDA Electronic Trade Document Exchange System (eTDE) to submit and approve organic export certificates and send them to participating foreign trade partners. Foreign trade partners can electronically review information about shipments leaving the U.S., validate printed export certificates, and pull electronic certificates directly into their own systems.

Click here or contact the Montana Organic Program at agrorganic@mt.gov to learn more about the eTDE organic option.

12 October 2018
Celebrate Montana Crunch Time

Celebrate Montana Crunch Time

Montana Crunch Time is a statewide event to celebrate National Food Day and National #FarmtoSchool Month in Montana by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples on October 24th at 2:00 pm.

This year, Montana is participating in the first multi-state CRUNCH OFF with Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado! Help Montana win the Crunch Off crown by registering your crunch at the Montana Crunch Time page from MSU and Montana Farm to School.

Stay tuned and check out the Montana Department of Agriculture Facebook page for more details on the Helena Crunch Time event!

11 October 2018
02 October 2018
Question-and-Answer Conference Call for Growth Through Agriculture Grant Program Applicants

Question-and-Answer Conference Call for Growth Through Agriculture Grant Program Applicants

Helena, Mont. – Agriculture businesses and organizations throughout Montana will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer conference call on the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program at 10:00 am MST on October 23rd by calling 406-444-4647, access code: 574988. Once you have entered the access code, just stay on the line when asked for a PIN number - no PIN is required. Then enter your phone number when prompted.

Refer to the GTA page for more info.

18 September 2018
USDA Announces $102.7 Million Investment to Expand Markets for Specialty Crop and Other Farmers

USDA Announces $102.7 Million Investment to Expand Markets for Specialty Crop and Other Farmers

Under Secretary Greg Ibach today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $102.7 million to increase opportunities for farmers, ranchers and other growers across the country through five grant programs. The funding supports a variety of locally-led projects intended to expand markets for local food promotion and specialty crops.

17 September 2018
Join the Made in Montana "Taste our Place" Program

Join the Made in Montana "Taste our Place" Program

Are you a restaurant sourcing local ingredients? Looking for another reason to source local? Click Here for more info and join the Taste our Place program – it's free!

17 September 2018
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall 2018 Meeting Materials Available

National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall 2018 Meeting Materials Available

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) has posted meeting materials for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall meeting, to be held in St. Paul, MN, October 24 - 26, 2018. Documents are posted on the Fall 2018 NOSB Meeting webpage. Posted materials include a tentative Meeting Agenda and Proposals and Discussion Documents.

14 September 2018
Pulse Crops Giving Farmers New Opportunities

Pulse Crops Giving Farmers New Opportunities

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12 September 2018
Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

Proposals Sought for Potato Research & Market Development Program

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Potato Advisory Committee is seeking proposals for the Montana Potato Research & Market Development Program. Proposals should relate to demonstration projects, applied research, and market development projects designed to address needs and opportunities for the Montana potato industry.

22 August 2018
2018-2019 MDA Pesticide Training Schedule
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