A recent nationwide study shows 7 in 10 Americans are having issues because of the pandemic and farmers and ranchers in Montana are not immune especially because of the stresses they particularly face. Recently on Voices of Montana, Director Christy Clark of the Montana Department of Agriculture said it is committed to reducing the stigma arou...
Nearly $8 Million In ARPA Funds To Go To Agriculture Programs
With National Ag Day, Montana Ag Week and Montana Meat Day all around the corner, Governor Greg Gianforte and the Agriculture Department Council have announced recipients of the state’s investment in innovative value-added agriculture projects through the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Growth Through Agriculture program. Governor Gianfort...
State Officials Recognize Local Businesses At Made In Montana Tradeshow
The annual Made in Montana Trade Show was considered a big success last week in Helena. Montana Department of Agriculture Director Christy Clark said she certainly thought so when she visited Voices of Montana which covered the event live.
Value-Added Ag Investments Announced By State
Governor Greg Gianforte and the Agriculture Development Council announced a total of 24 agricultural business recipients of the state’s $907,504 investment value-added agriculture projects Thursday. The funds to advance the Treasure State’s agriculture economy comes through the Montana Department of Agriculture’s Growth Through Agricultu...
Ag Dept. Director Highlights Rural Montana’s Mental Health Challenges
After receiving a $500,000 federal grant the Montana Department of Agriculture is getting behind a program titled “Beyond the Weather” to address the issue of farmers’ and ranchers’ mental health. Recently on Voices of Montana Director Christy Clark talked about the stresses they face every day many of the rest of us don’t.
Montana Ag Department Spreading Awareness On Mental Health Support
The Montana Department of Agriculture has a new program to support farmers and ranchers mental health. Director Christy Clark talked about Beyond the Weather recently on Voices of Montana to reduce the stigma around mental health and enhance their quality of life.
Governor Appoints New Department of Agriculture Director
Christy Clark has been appointed as the Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture after serving as acting director when Mike Foster left to serve as the state’s ARPA Program Director. Clark recently highlighted the department’s initiatives.
Montana Looking To Foreign Supplies To Meet Local Hay Demand
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 is issuing guidance for out-of-county or state shipments of hay to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and other invasive pests. The Department’s Noxious Weed Program...
Montana Department Of Agriculture Begin Offering Mental Health Resources
A new mental health program being offered by the Montana Department of Agriculture includes Montana-specific initiatives to reduce the negative stigma associated with mental health and provide and connect producers with effective resources. Acting Director Christy Clark explains how it will also address the issue of limited spare time that pro...
New MDA Program To Address Ag Producers’ Mental Health
The Montana Department of Agriculture has announced a new comprehensive program aimed at alleviating stress for Montana farmers and ranchers. Department of Ag Acting Director Christy Clark explains what this new program will provide that wasn’t available before. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/7-29-1137.mp3