Additional materials to be certified as weed free by Montana Department of Agriculture
September 3, 2021
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 Noxious Weed Free Materials (MAR Notice No. 4-21-273) were recently adopted following a public hearing and comment period that received no comments, although industry groups have expressed support for certifying materials beyond forage.
“Laying the groundwork for more materials to be certified as weed-free allows the department to better serve Montana industrie...