GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Department of Agriculture has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly remodeled State Grain Lab.

The Great Falls Tribune reports that state officials gathered Thursday to dedicate the $500,000 project.

Montana Department of Agriculture Director Ron de Yong says the facility is the "best state grain lab in the nation."

The State Grain Lab is the only federally licensed grain quality testing facility in Montana.

It provides grain producers and buyers with information about a grain sample's moisture, content and protein level.