The purpose of the Montana Noxious Weed Seed Free Forage (NWSFF) Program is to provide forage products, such as hay, cubes, pellets, grain concentrates, or straw that is free of noxious weed seeds.
Forage products may be certified as free of Montana State Noxious Weed seeds or can be certified as free of Regional Noxious Weeds. The North American Weed Management Association (NAWMA) Noxious Weed Free Forage program involves a number of western states and one Canadian Province. This regional program provides the opportunity to transport forage products across county, state, and national boundaries where noxious weed restrictions are in effect. This program is also a preventive measure to reduce the introduction of regional "designated" noxious weeds onto private, county, state, and federal lands.