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Governor, MDA award grants to more than 60 businesses for meat processing

Press release Gov. Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that more $7.5 million in grant funding has been awarded through the Montana Meat Processing Infrastructure Grant programs, including to some local...

 

4-H Results Pt. 3

Here are the results from Sunday’s 4-H Fair. Small Animals Cat — Short Hair — Grand — Hailey Gandenberger, left Cat — Short Hair — Reserve — Brea Sattoriva Junior Showmanship — Grand — Kendall Domire Junior Showmanship — Reserve...

 

USDA announces funding to support socially disadvantaged and veteran ag producers

Press release WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday approximately $15 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made...

 

Polaris continues sponsorship of Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers competition

Press release The Montana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee announced that, for the sixth consecutive year, Montana Polaris is the sponsor of the YF&R Discussion Meet, awarding a Ranger® Side by Side UTV to the winner of that competitio...

 

4-H Results Pt.2

Here are the results from Saturday’s 4-H Fair. Watch for more results in the and Wednesday edition of the Havre Daily News. Round Robin (from left) Senior Contestants — Stephen Preputin (swine), Loy Waid (beef) and Angelina Toth (sheep), and...

 

4-H Results Pt. 1

Here are the results from Friday’s 4-H Fair. Watch for more results in the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of the Havre Daily News. 4-H Beef Show pictures and winners   Senior Showmanship Grand — Loy Waid Senior Showmanship Reserve — Katherine...

 

2020 Hill County 4-H interview results Pt. 2

Beef — Level 2 Grand — Angelina Toth Reserve — Hunter Velk   Beef — Level 3 Call Back — Loy Waid Goat — Level 1 Grand — Wesson Scovel   Sheep — Level 1 Grand — Savannah Schaumloeffel   Sheep — Level 2 Grand — Madelyn Myers...

 

2020 Hill County 4-H interview results released Pt.1

Hill County 4-H has released the results of the 4-H Fair interviews conducted Tuesday. Along with grands and reserves, also listed are members and their projects given a "call back," which means they...

 

More than 1.2 million acres accepted in CRP Grasslands signup

Press release BOZEMAN — The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announced Friday the acceptance of more than 1.2 million acres in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands during the recent signup period that began...

 

MFU participates in Farmers to Families Food Box program

Press release GREAT FALLS — Montana Farmers Union is partnering with the Western Montana Growers Cooperative and Lake County Community Development Corp. to distribute  boxes of Montana-grown produce to families in need as part of the Farmers to...

 

USDA reminds Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports

Press release BOZEMAN — USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports by the applicable deadline for their county. Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Peoplr can contact their FSA...

 

National Ag Innovation Challenge awards business creativity

Press release The Montana Farm Bureau Federation is urging Montana’s agricultural business entrepreneurs to apply for the 2021 Ag Innovation Challenge.  American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is hosting this national bus...

 
 By Press Release    Local    July 7, 2020

USDA reminds Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports

BOZEMAN — USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding Montana producers to complete crop acreage reports by the applicable deadline for their county. Acreage reporting dates vary by crop and by county. Peoplr can contact their FSA county office...

 

Meat processing program developed at Miles Community College

Press release Miles Community College and Montana Farm Bureau have teamed up to make a meat processing certificate/degree a reality. For the past several years, MCC has been working to develop a certificate that can offer a journeyman certificate in...

 

USDA adds Digital options for ag producers to apply for CFAP program

Press release WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset...

 

USDA adds digital options for ag producers to apply for CFAP program

Press release WASHINGTON — USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset...

 

Some Montana USDA service centers resuming In-Person office visits

Press release Some USDA Service Centers in Montana are now allowing in-person office visits by appointment only. Visitors will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors are...

 

June 30 deadline for 2020 ARC, PLC enrollment

Press release Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as elections made for...

 

2020 acreage reporting deadline is July 15

Press release July 15 is the acreage reporting deadline for spring seeded alfalfa seed, forage seeding, Conservation Reserve Program, perennial forage not covered under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, annually seeded spring crops,...

 

USDA dairy safety-net program signup to begin Oct. 12 for the 2021 Coverage Period

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency announces that Dairy Margin Coverage safety-net signup for 2021 coverage will begin Oct. 12 and will run through Dec. 11. DMC has already triggered payments for two months for...

 

FSA ARC/PLC enrollment deadline is June 30

Press release WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers who have not yet enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage programs for 2020 must do so by June 30. Although program elections for the 2020 crop year remain the same as...

 

Proposed Changes to the National List for Organic Livestock and Handling

Press release The U.S. Department of Agriculture this month published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. The proposed changes are based on April 2019 recommendations from the...

 

U.S. streamlines organic trade with Taiwan

Press release U.S. Department of Agriculture announced June 4 a new U.S.-Taiwan equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, that streamlines organic trade with Taiwan. The arrangement allows organic products certified in the United States or Taiwan...

 

2021 NILE merit heifer deadline approaching

Youths who want to get a start in the cattle industry again have a chance to get a leg up from the Northern International Livestock Exposition. Applications for the NILE Merit Heifer Program are available for the 2020-2021 year, with the deadline...

 

FSA hosting webinars on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Press release The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in Montana is hosting two webinars open to the public June 8 and June 15. Producers and others involved in agriculture will have an opportunity to learn about the Coronavirus F...

 

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