Local Food & Agriculture Summit Coming Soon!

The Planning Committee for the Governor’s Local Food and Agriculture Summit continues to put the finishing touches on the event, which will take place on October 28-29, 2016, in Bozeman on the Montana State University campus.  The event will bring together people who... read more

Department of Livestock Proposes New Dairy Rule

The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition, which is housed at and coordinated by NCAT, is following developments by the Department of Livestock that could negatively impact small dairy producers and processors in Montana.  The department has proposed amending ARM... read more

Public Comment Period Closes for Cottage Food Rules

At the end of July, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) published the rules it was considering adopting related to the implementation of the cottage food industry in Montana. DPHHS accepted public comments on the rules through August 27,... read more

Submit Your Comments on Proposed Cottage Food Rules

The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition, which is housed at and coordinated by NCAT, has been working to streamline and improve the state’s food-safety rules to make them work for Montana’s producers and food entrepreneurs. We had a big win during the 2015 Montana... read more

Cottage Food Bill Moving Through Montana Legislature

The Grow Montana Food Policy Coalition, which is housed at and coordinated by NCAT, has prioritized the need for a cottage food law to truly expand economic opportunities for home-based producers. The result of Grow Montana’s efforts is House Bill 478.  The bill had a... read more

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