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New film focuses on farmers, criteria for hemp farmers

Posted: 12:45 PM, Aug 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 14:48:03-04
Montana Ag Report 8-16

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has unveiled a new film that highlights the urgency needed in the fight against climate change.

Despite uncertain economic times, farmers are front and center as the agents for change in "30 Harvests."

The docudrama follows the plight of farmer Jay Hill of Dell City, Texas and farmer and soil scientist Meagan Kaiser of Bowling Green, Missouri.

In the short film, they articulate the challenge farmers face while embracing the opportunity to meet the increasing demands for food, and ultimately help solve one of the greatest challenges of this generation: climate change.

If you would like to watch “30 Harvests”, it’s now available in its entirety on You Tube.

The Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding hemp growers that verification of license information and additional fees are required before growers can be issued their hemp production license, which is needed to harvest and process or sell their crop.

The Department sent letters to each license holder at the beginning of July asking growers to verify the crop information that will be printed on each grower’s license certificate.

The information provided should be sent to the Department asap as it helps the Department track production and develop timelines for sampling and testing.

If you are a grower who did not receive a letter from the Department, please contact Andy Gray at (406) 444-0512.