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Specialty Crop Block Grant applications available

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for an estimated $3 million in federal funding available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant program. The... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Hingham Angus breeder recognized for efforts to improve cow productivity

Press release Whistling Winds Angus Inc. of Hingham, owned by David and Katie Sattoriva, recently re-enrolled in the American Angus Association® whole-herd reporting system MaternalPlus® as a commitment to making genetic... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

USDA Quality Loss Adjustment Program signup opens today

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced Tuesday that signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program will begin today. Funded by the Further... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

USDA announces January Commodity Credit Corporation lending rates

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced Monday the interest rates for January 2021, which are effective Jan. 4-31. The rates are used for a... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

CRP general signup began Monday, runs through Feb. 12

From Montana Farm Services Agency BOZEMAN — Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program can sign up for the popular program from Monday until Friday, Feb. 12. The competitive... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

MSU Extension releases new publication on diagnosing herbicide injury on plants

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension has a new, free, 40-page color booklet available about diagnosing herbicide injury on plants. “While herbicides are useful tools for managing weeds,... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

USDA announces increase to certain incentive payments for Continuous CRP

Press release WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is increasing incentive payments for practices installed on land enrolled in the Continuous Conservation Reserve Program. USDA’s Farm Service Agency is upping the Pr... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

Market development proposals sought by Montana Pulse Crop Committee

Press release HELENA — The Montana Pulse Crop Committee is seeking proposals to fund market development projects and educational projects designed to promote and enhance Montana’s pulse industry. All funding awards will be... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

CRP and CRP Grasslands enrollment opening in early 2021

From USDA Farm Service Agency WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in November the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Montana hemp checkoff payments due by Dec. 31

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — Montana Department of Agriculture is reminding hemp growers and processors to submit their hemp checkoff payments before the end of the year. The Montana Hemp Advisory Committee... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Dec. 11 deadline approaching for USDA program for farmers and ranchers impacted by COVID-19

From USDA Farm Service Agency WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency is reminding farmers and ranchers to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 by Dec. 11. This program provides direct... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Montana FSA lists program deadlines

From Montana FSA Montana FSA has issued a list of upcoming deadlines: • Dec. 7: Voted FSA county committee election ballots due to FSA • Dec. 11: Last day of 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage signup • Dec. 11: Deadline to sign up... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

Dec. 7 deadline on FSA county committee voting is near

From USDA Farm Service Agency Ballots for USDA Farm Service Agency county committee elections were mailed in early November to eligible voters and are due back to FSA by Dec. 7. If a local administrative area had a committee seat... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

Extension lists sessions offering pesticide points

Havre Daily News staff Montana State University Hill County Extension is inviting people to a “last chance program” to get six pesticide recertification points. Two training sessions offering pesticide points are available,... — Updated 12/2/2020

 

MCC Meat Processing Program continues to advance

Press release Montana Farm Bureau Federation announced that the Miles Community College’s meat processing program continues to advance, including the hiring of a coordinator for the program. The college, along with the Montana... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

USDA to Open Signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in Early 2021

Press release BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday the 2021 signup periods for general Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands offers. General signup for CRP will be open from Jan. 4, to Feb.... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

2020 Farm Service Agency county committee elections are underway

Press release WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

MGGA announces chief executive transition

Press release GREAT FALLS — The Montana Grain Growers Association has announced that Executive Vice President Lola Raska will retire from the organization at the end of this calendar year, and that Alison Vergeront has been... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

MSU Extension examines transfer planning for next generation of Montana farmers, ranchers

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — According to Montana State University Extension, an important goal for many Montana family farm and ranch enterprises is to transfer land and businesses to the next generation, but the process can be... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

Reporting deadline for CFAP2 eligibility approaching

Press release BOZEMAN — Producers of fall-seeded small grains, such as wheat, barley and oats, who have not yet filed an acreage report for crops planted in the fall of 2019 must report their acreage in order to be eligible for... — Updated 11/11/2020

 

Montana Department of Agriculture releases hemp marketplace

Press release HELENA — The Montana Department of Agriculture announced that the Hemp Marketplace is now available to buyers and sellers of hemp and hemp derivatives. The online portal can be accessed by visiting the... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Local Angus breeder recognized for efforts to improve cow productivity

Press release Peterson Grain & Cattle Inc. of Havre recently enrolled in the American Angus Association® whole-herd reporting system MaternalPlus as a commitment to making genetic improvements in lifetime cow herd productivity.... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Montana attends National FFA Convention online

Press release The National FFA Convention took place online Oct. 27-29. The 93rd annual convention is one of the longest-running conventions in the U.S. and attracted nearly... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

Webinars offered in lieu of canceled 2020 MT and WY Malt Barley and Sugar Beet Symposium

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The 2020 Montana and Wyoming Malt Barley and Sugar Beet Symposium has been canceled due to COVID concerns. In its place, educational webinars will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, and... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

USDA reminds producers of disaster assistance application deadline

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reminded producers that the deadline to submit applications for disaster recovery assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

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