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Trust Fund

Montana State University: Report for the Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund Advisory Council

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


This report for the Montana Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council was assembled in compliance with the Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund Act and Administrative Rules which require an annual report from the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and Montana State University Extension Service on current projects and future plans. This report is a compilation of major weed science research and education activities conducted by MSU over the past three years and includes highlights of funded Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund grants as well as comprehensive reporting of all weed science research products and education funding and activities.

Download and read the complete report: Montana State University: Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service REPORT FOR THE MONTANA NOXIOUS WEED TRUST FUND ADVISORY COUNCIL

Noxious Weed Trust Fund

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013


Montana is the only state in the nation to offer grants through a noxious weed trust fund administered by the Department of Agriculture. The fund was established in 1985 with a $2.5 million cap. The interest from the trust in addition to vehicle license fees is what generates grant funding. At the 2007 legislature, HB 269 increased the Trust and capped it at $10 million. The estimated interest from this fund in 2013 is $499,000.   This funding issued for on-the-ground local cooperative, educational, and research projects. Grant deadlines are the first of December, with hearings held in March of the following year. For more information, refer to the Montana Department of Ag website.

MT Noxious Weed Trust Fund Act and Administrative Rules

Thursday, October 30th, 2003


Administrative rules of Montana  regarding noxious weed seed free forage rules from the Montana Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Sciences Division.

Noxious Weed Management Funding Act, Title 80, Chapter 7 Part 8 – October 2007


80-7-801 Definitions
80-7-802 Rules
80-7-803 reseved
80-7-804 reserved
80-7-805 Noxious Weed Management Advisory Account
80-7-806 reserved
80-7-807 reserved
80-7-808  reserved
80-7-809 reserved
80-7-810 repealed
80-7-811 Noxious Weed Management Trust Fund
80-7-8012 repealed
80-7-8013 Acceptance and Expenditure of Gifts and Other Funds
80-7-814 Administration and Expenditure of Funds
80-7-815 Noxious Weed Emergency – Expenditure Authorized
80-7-816 Account – Deposit – Investment
80-7-817 through 807-820 reserved
80-7-821 repealed
80-7-822 terminated
80-7-823 Transfer of funds