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					Weed Free Forage
   Standards


 North American Weed
Management Association
    Adrianne Peterson
                 NAWMA
   NAWMA Is a Network of
    Professional Weed
    Managers Involved in
    Implementing Any Phase
    of County, Municipal,
    District, State, Provincial
    or Federal Weed Law.
       NAWMA Continued
 In the Late 1990’S NAWMA Took Over the
  Weed Free Program and Created Minimum
  Standards.
 All Western States Were Asked to Be
  Involved With the Creation.
 Many States Came Together and Agreed to
  the Standards.
             Introduction
 There Is a Growing Demand in North
  America for the Use of Certified Weed Free
  Forage and Mulch As a Preventative
  Program.
 The Goal of This Standard Is to Provide a
  Guideline to Set Minimum Requirements
  for a Uniform Program.
    Why Is There a Growing
           Demand?
 Forest Service, BLM and Other
  Government Agencies Are Requiring
  Certified Hay.
 Department of Transportation in Many
  States Require Certified Hay and Mulch.
 Public Awareness Has Increased on
  Invasive Weeds.
    Current Restricted Areas
 Greater Yellowstone Area in Wyoming,
  Idaho, Montana
 All National Forest System Lands in the
  Intermountain Region and Rocky Mountain
  Region of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
 South Part of the Butte BLM District
 Gallatin National Forests and Lolo National
  Forest in Montana
      Restricted Continued
 Rocky Mountain National
  Park in Colorado
 Nebraska and Wyoming
  D.O.T.
 Many Others
    Standards Are Designed
 To Provide Assurance to All Participants
  That Forage Certified Through This
  Program Meets a Minimum Acceptable
  Standard
 To Provide Continuity Between the Various
  Provinces and States in the Program.
      Standards Continued
 To Limit the Spread of Noxious Weeds
  Through Forage and Mulch.
 There Is a Disclaimer: North American
  Forage Standards May Not Meet the Forage
  Quality by the Hay Marketing Task Force.
        Minimum Standards
 Field Inspection
 Inspection Certificate
 Transit
 Forage Tag
 Twine
 Weed List
              Remember!!
   These Are Minimum Standards. Your
    Standards Can and Will Most Likely Be
    More Strict and Complex.
    Field Inspection Minimum
            Standards
 Minimum of 2 Entry Points Per Field
 Minimum of 1 Entry Point Per 10 Acres
 Each Point of Entry Shall Be at Least 150 Ft
  Into Field & Each Additional 150 Ft
  Traveled Shall Constitute an Entry Point.
    Field Inspection, continued
 Travel Shall Be Uninterrupted. Proceeding
  Through the Field Being Inspected.
 Entire Border Shall Be Walked or Driven.
 Field Inspected Within 10 Days Prior to
  Harvest.
    Field Inspection, continued
 Storage Area Shall Also Be Inspected and
  Meet the Standards.
 An Inspector May Not Inspect Fields of
  Which Said Inspector Has Ownership or
  Financial Interest.
      Inspection Certificate
       Minimum Standards
 State Agency Info
 County Agency Info
 Inspection Numbering
 Producer Name, Address, Phone
 Legal Description or Field #
 Acres Inspected
 Package/Bale Size
      Inspection Certificate
           Continued
 Number of Bales or Twine
 Commodity/Forage Type
 Meets “North American Standards”
  Statement
 Inspection Date
 Inspectors Signature
 Comment Section
    Transit Certificate Minimum
             Standards
 State Agency Info
 County Agency Info
 Transit Certificate Numbering
 Transporter Name, Address, Phone
 Consignee Name, Address, Phone
 Specific Destination
    Transit Certificate Continued
 Reference to Inspection Certificate #
 Comments Section
 Commodity/Forage Type
 Package/Bale Size
 Number of Bales or Tonnage
         Transit Continued
 Type of Certification Marking Used
 Issuer Signature, Title, Phone
 Issue Date
 Statement “Only Original Copies Are
  Accepted”
      Forage Tag Minimum
           Standards
 The Words “North American Weed Free
  Forage Certification Program”
 A Number System (Tracking Purposes)
 Province/State of Issue
 Province/State Phone # (Responsible
  Official)
        Forage Tag Continued
   Statement That the
    Product Is “Certified
    to the North
    American
    Standards”
              Weed List
 There Are 54 Species on the North
  American Weed Free Forage List
 For a Copy of the List See Our Website at:
  WWW.NAWMA.Org
 This List Is Comprised of a Combination of
  Several States’ Lists.
                   MOU
 A Letter Was Sent Out to All the Dept.... of
  Ags in the Western US, Albert CA, British
  Columbia, and Florida Requesting Info on
  Their Program
 We Got Responses From MN, SD, ABCA,
  UT, ID, MT, WY, CO, KS, AZ, and OK.
                  MOU
   We Now Have
    Signed MOU’S
    From MN, SD,
    AB Canada, WY,
    KS, NE, NV, and
    Wallowa Co. OR.
    We Have Letters
    of Support From
    MT, ID and ND.
                   MOU
   I Have Met With OR, CA, and Talked to
    People From WA. We Should Have Or and
    maybe WA in the Program Hopefully Soon.
    CA Is a Little Reluctant Because Their
    Standards Are Much Stricter Than
    NAWMA.
         Reason I’m Here
 Can I Help With
  Anything?
 Do You Have
  Questions on the
  Program?
    How Does It Benefit You?
 Intra and Interstate Commerce
 Protect Natural Resources
 Protect Natural Habitat of Wildlife
 Preserve the Aesthetic Value of Our Natural
  Scenery
 Prevent Introduction and Spread of
  Invasives
    Who Should Promote or Buy
        Certified Forage?
 Producers and Consumers
 Forage Buyers
 Outdoor Recreationists, Hunters, Outfitters,
  and Sportsmen
 Federal and State Agencies
Certification Program Provides
 Statewide/North American Wide Standards
  and Recommendations
 Representation in a Regional Program
 Opportunity to Move Forage Freely in
  Restricted Areas
       Certification Benefits
 Producer With a Quality
  Product to Market
 Producer With Management
  Education
 Buyer With a Marketable and
  Transportable Product
 State Involved in Weed
  Management and Clean Forage
          Benefits Continued
   State, Province, and Federal Agencies
    Managing Invasive Weeds Such As: USDA
    Fs, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife
    Service, BLM, Bureau of Reclamation,
    Game and Fish, Dot, State Lands, Etc.....
Anyquestions on
weed free forage?
          The End
Thank   You for Inviting Me!

				
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