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Montana noxious weed panel recruiting members

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This research plot in Miles City, Mont., is made up of about 75 percent purple threeawn plants. The weed is taking over rangelands in the Northern Plains.
Applications and nominations are due May 1.

Montana's Department of Agriculture is looking for applicants to fill open positions on the state's Noxious Weed Management Advisory Council.

New terms begin in July for representatives from livestock production, crop production, herbicide sales or applications, biological research and control, and Western county weed districts, according to a news release.

Applications and nominations are due May 1.

The advisory council is appointed by the MDA Director and provides guidance concerning noxious weed programs and to the Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Program, which assists counties, local and tribal communities, researchers and educators in efforts to combat noxious weeds, the state explains.

Responsibilities include reviewing trust fund grant applications and attending hearings, typically over the course of several days in March. The panel recommends and presents funding counsel to the MDA Director for approval. Additional one-day council meetings are also held in January and July each year, according to the release.

More information and applications are available on the NWMAC website. Nominations can be submitted to: Montana Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 200201, Helena, MT 59620-0201.

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