Montana

New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available

A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).

The Weevil and the Pheromones

Montana is the number one pea and lentil growing state in the nation.

Our Farms, Our Future

The theme of the NIFA-funded Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) 30th Anniversary Report is “Our Farms, Our Future.” Taken together, the thousands of men and women who received SARE grants and shaped SARE priorities over the years have one objective in common: making American agriculture stronger and more sustainable.

Microbial Control of Insect Pests

While many insects are important to agriculture and society, some are serious pests that harm crops, livestock, humans, and the environment. The damage they inflict and resources to control them cost the United States over $120 billion each year.

EFNEP Provides Nutrition Education to Low-Income Families

NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Addressing Pollinator Decline

Researchers at Montana State University are using a $150,000 AFRI grant to study the biotic (pathogens and microbes) and abiotic (agrochemical and metabolic) factors that affect individual bee and colony health.

Fort Peck Renovates Reservation Tribal Garden

Fort Peck Community College, Montana, Reservation Extension transformed its garden and turned it into an agri-tourism education pumpkin patch for the local kindergarten class. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Powering Flight, from Wood to Wing

On Nov. 14, 2016, Alaska Airlines flew the first commercial flight from Seattle, Washington, to Washington, District of Columbia, powered, in part, by a new renewable fuel made of wood waste.

No More Empty Nest: Grandparents Step In to Fill the Breach

Cooperative Extension educators, with funding from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, provide support to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Wheat Code Finally Cracked

Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely-cultivated crop (a highly complex and elusive genome). This work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality, and improved sustainability. NIFA funded support of this research through the National Research Initiative.