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 By Jayson O Neill    News    March 2, 2016

MT Producers And Dept. Of Agriculture To Host Inbound Australian Beef Cattle Trade Mission

Montana cattle producers and the Montana Department of Agriculture will be hosting an inbound Australian beef cattle trade mission for six days starting on March 10. The trade mission will work to maintain the strong relationship between Australian a...

 

Montana Pulse Advisory Committee & Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Make Pulse Pitch to Montanans

In agricultural circles pulse crops may be discussed without batting an eye. However, when most Montanans are asked what a pulse crop is they might say, ‘What are pulse crops?’ Pulses are annual leguminous crops such as lentils, beans, peas, and...

 

Governor Bullock & Ag Development Council Announce Over $400,000 in Grants and Loans for Ag Businesses and Organizations

Governor Steve Bullock and the Agriculture Development Council announced the recipients of $290,500 in grants and $121,500 in loans to agricultural businesses and organizations. A total of 12 businesses and organizations were awarded funds through...

 

Montana Agriculture in the Classroom Releases the Montana Invasive Species Education Project

The Montana Agriculture in the Classroom program has released a comprehensive educational project on invasive species to help increase public awareness, identification, and reporting procedures. Species that are non-native to Montana, interfere and...

 

Cover Your Crops: Severe Weather A Reminder To Manage Risk With State Hail Insurance

Helena, Mont. – Severe weather is no stranger in Montana. The 2013 storms still remind farmers of the importance of having adequate coverage for this year’s crops. The Montana State Hail Insurance program is financially secure, and the staff is...

 
 By Jayson O Neill    News    July 15, 2015

State Hail Insurance Claims Available For Policy Holders

Helena, Mont.– Recent severe weather with hail has impacted farmers in the north-central regions of the state. Some areas reported up to golf ball sized hail that completely decimated some fields. Producers with state hail insurance should file a...

 

Cover Your Crops: Severe Weather A Reminder To Manage Risk With State Hail Insurance

Helena, Mont. – Severe weather is no stranger in Montana. The 2013 storms still remind farmers of the importance of having adequate coverage for this year’s crops. The Montana State Hail Insurance program is financially secure, and the staff is...

 

State Hail Insurance Offers Opportunity For Farmers To Manage Hail Risk - Electronic Payment Options Now Available

Helena, Mont. – Spring is a busy time of year for Montana farmers, with field preparation, planting decisions and seeding. It is also a time to start thinking about protecting crops from hail damage until fall harvest. The Montana State Hail...

 

Now Available: Grown in Montana Magazine - Farming and Ranching under the Big Sky

Helena, Mont., Last Friday, Governor Steve Bullock announced the publication of the first edition of the ‘Grown in Montana’ magazine at the Made in Montana Trade Show. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Main Street Montana Project...

 

Almost 30,000 Lbs. Of Waste Pesticides Collected In 2014

Helena, Mont., The Montana Department of Agriculture collected 29,853 pounds of waste pesticides from 95 participants in western Montana in 2014. The annual event has collected more than 485,500 pounds of waste pesticides since it began in 1994....

 

Avian Influenza Reported In Domestic Poultry From Judith Basin County

Helena, Mont., Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in chickens in Judith Basin County. This is the first case of HPAI reported in domestic poultry in Montana and comes less than a week after the disease was detected in a...

 
 By Jayson O Neill    News    April 29, 2015

State Hail Insurance Offers Opportunity For Farmers To Manage Hail Risk - Electronic Payment Options Now Available

Helena, Mont. – Spring is a busy time of year for Montana farmers, with field preparation, planting decisions and seeding. It is also a time to start thinking about protecting crops from hail damage until fall harvest. The Montana State Hail...

 

MT Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds Increase To $1.3 Million

Helena, Mont., Following an official announcement by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Montana agriculture will now have $1.3 million in federal grant funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program. With the...

 

MT Dept. & Ag Organizations Team Up For National Ag Day Lunch In Capitol - All-Montana Lunch Served To Legislators

Helena, Mont., Governor Steve Bullock welcomed a Capitol full of people to celebrate National Ag Day with state legislators, the department of agriculture, state agriculture organizations, and...

 

Public Hearing Notice for Corn Check-off Research & Production Education March 17 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.in Miles City

Helena, Mont., Montana’s Corn Advisory Committee will be holding a public hearing to receive relevant input from growers, producers, and first purchasers regarding the creation of a proposed corn check-off program to support corn research and...

 

MT Dept. of Agriculture Seeks Two Producers for Australia Beef Genetics Trade Mission

Helena, Mont. – In a rare opportunity to participate in Montana’s rapidly expanding beef genetics export market, the Montana Department of Agriculture is seeking two representatives from the Montana beef genetics industry to join in a trade...

 

Hail Loss Claims Closing Date Approaching

Public Information Specialist/Special Projects Helena, Mont. – After record hail crop damage and claims last year, the 2014 season has been below average in reported damage so far this year. The last day for producers with state hail insurance to...

 

Deadline for Growth Through Agriculture Grants & Loans Approaching

The Agriculture Development Council is requesting grant and loan applications for the Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program to help strengthen and diversify Montana’s agricultural industry through new agricultural products and processes. Over...

 

Call Licensed Beekeeper if You Locate Bee Swarms

Bee Swarms are a natural process and good for bee health. MT ranked #2 in honey production. As summer approaches, bees may look for a new home by swarming. Honey bee swarms are a natural process, and...

 

USDA Releases Final 2012 Ag Census Report - Two Montana Counties Make National List for Top Wheat and Beef Cow Production

The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Service (USDA NASS) released the final 2012 Ag Census Report today, including information on agriculture in Montana. The full report can be found at agcensus.usda.gov/index . The...

 

USDA Increases Specialty Block Grant Funds for Montana $986,229 Now Available for Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Montana will receive more than $986,000 from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBG).  Montana’s increase in funding is largely due to the additional acres of dry peas and lentils planted....

 

Growth Through Agriculture Awards $330,000

Today, Governor Bullock, the Montana Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture Development Council announced the recipients of $333,404 in funding for agricultural related projects. “We are pleased to announce the Growth Through Agriculture awa...

 

Grants Awarded to Curb Noxious Weeds, Over $1.4 million to Educate, Research, and Control Noxious Weeds

The Montana Department of Agriculture announced the award of over $1.4 million in grant funds for the development and implementation of noxious weed management programs. “We all have a stake in combating the spread of noxious weeds at a statewide...

 

Montana Hail Board Raises Coverage and Premiums

On Monday, the Montana Hail Board voted to expand coverage, including a slight increase in premiums on hail insurance.  At producers’ request and with the authority granted in House Bill 189, the board voted unanimously to increase per-acreage cov...

 

Specialty Crop Funding Available, MT Dept. of Ag is Accepting Grant Applications

The Montana Department of Agriculture announced that funding is available and applications will be accepted to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. After receiving funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the state...

 

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