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Montana Protection of Agriculture, Measure C-40 (2004)

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The Montana Protection of Agriculture Measure, also known as C-40, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Montana, where it was approved.[1]

The amendment created a $10 million trust fund for the management of noxious weeds.

Election results

C-40 (Protection of Agriculture)
Approveda Yes 323,929 75.51%

Official results via: The Montana Secretary of State


The argument for the amendment was prepared by Senator Bill Glaser and Rep. Diane Rice. They argued that C-40 would help protect Montanans from "unsightly and devastating" weeds throughout the state and would be an economic boost to the state's agricultural industry. They also ensured voters that the amendment would not require any new taxes since it is only a protective measure to prevent raiding of the trust fund by the legislature during tight budgetary times.[2]


No opponent committee was formed for C-40.[3]

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