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 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    May 4, 2022

Hay Hotline Helps Ag Producers List And Look For Available Forage Or Pasture

Helena, MT – As dry conditions persist throughout the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) would like to remind farmers and ranchers that they can use the Hay Hotline, an online forum, to list their forage for sale or donation,...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    May 4, 2022

State Hail Insurance Program Enters 106th Year

Helena, MT – For over 100 years, the Montana State Hail Insurance program has provided vital hail coverage to producers in every corner of the state. With planting season right around the corner, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    April 6, 2022

Department of Livestock Revises Brands Policy to Better Serve Montana Ranchers

Helena, MT - On Monday, April 4, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) implemented an updated policy for recording, transferring, and rerecording of brands. The policy was developed by a committee of state legislators, representatives of...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    April 6, 2022

Department Of Livestock Asks Montanans To Be Aware Of Avian Influenza

Helena, MT – The Department of Livestock (DOL) is asking Montanans to be aware that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been diagnosed in domestic poultry and wild birds in 18 states to date in 2022. HPAI spreads rapidly and is associated...

 

Montana Brand Rerecord Period Completed

Helena, MT – On Saturday, Jan. 1, the Montana Department of Livestock (MDOL) Brand Rerecord period ended. Brand Rerecord is a one-year period in which Montana brand owners renew their brands with the state to ensure an accurate record of livestock...

 

2022 Montana State Hemp License Applications Now Available

Helena - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the 2022 hemp growing season after receiving federal approval from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its state hemp production plan which took...

 

Public Meeting: Montana Pulse Crop Committee, Nov. 9, Great Falls

Helena, MT - The Montana Pulse Crop Committee will meet in Great Falls at Best Western Heritage Inn beginning at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9. To receive information to join the committee’s meeting on Nov. 9, please contact Dani Jones at...

 

Additional Materials To Be Certified As Weed Free By MT Dept. Of Agriculture

Helena, MT - As established in House Bill 93 signed during the 2021 legislative session, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) can now certify additional materials, such as gravel, as being free of noxious weeds.  Administrative rules for Noxi...

 

MT Dept. Of Agriculture Shares Best Practices For Hay Shipments To Prevent Noxious Weeds & Pests

Helena - As Montana agricultural producers strive to find adequate feed for livestock during severe drought conditions and a damaging wildfire season, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing guidance for out-of-county or state...

 

Montana Hay Hotline Available For Producers Affected By Drought

Helena - As severe drought conditions and wildfires persist across the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers of the availability of the Hay Hotline, an online tool that connects those interested in buying,...

 

Montana Hay Hotline Available For Producers Affected By Drought

Helena - As severe drought conditions and wildfires persist across the state, the Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding agricultural producers of the availability of the Hay Hotline, an online tool that connects those interested in buying,...

 

Montana Department Of Agriculture Prioritizes Mental Health Through New Stress Assistance Program

Helena - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is pleased to announce its plans to prioritize mental health through a comprehensive program aimed at alleviating stress for Montana farmers and ranchers. The Montana Department of Agriculture...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    June 2, 2021

Montana Farmers Encouraged To Participate In Wheat & Barley Varieties Survey

Helena - The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding producers to participate in the upcoming Wheat and Barley Varieties Survey conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    Ag Roundup    March 3, 2021

Buckwheat: Hazard To Montana's Export Markets

As farmers prepare for spring planting, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is reminding producers to ensure that wheat shipments destined for export are buckwheat-free. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, food safety has become one of the mo...

 

Buckwheat: A Hazard to Montana's Export Markets

As farmers prepare for spring planting, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee is reminding producers to ensure that wheat shipments destined for export are buckwheat-free. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, food safety has become one of the mo...

 

Montana Hemp Checkoff Payments Due

Helena, MT - The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding hemp growers and processors to submit their hemp checkoff payments before the end of the year. The Montana Hemp Advisory Committee will decide how to allocate the checkoff funds fo...

 

MDA Recruits For Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

Helena, MT – 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...

 

MDA Recruits For Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage Advisory Council

Helena, MT – 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...

 
 By Chelsi Bay    News    June 17, 2020

Summer Storms: Reminder To Cover Crops With State Hail Insurance

Helena, MT – In light of recent severe weather events, the Montana State Hail Program reminds producers that now is an opportune time to make sure crops are covered. Staff is available to accept policies, file claims, and to answer any questions...

 

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