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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

 

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

 

USDA pays $7B in second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Press release WASHINGTON — In the first month of the application period for the the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, the USDA Farm Service Agency approved more than $7 billion in payments to... — Updated 10/28/2020

 

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

 

ARC/PLC enrollment begins, deadline March 15

Press release WASHINGTON — Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Oct. 13.  These key U.S.... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

NRCS conservation funding application cutoff set for Nov. 17

Press release  BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana has set a Nov. 17 application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle. The cutoff dat... — Updated 10/21/2020

 

USDA offers low-interest loans for producers in impacted by wildfire

Emergency support to producers in surrounding counties/border states also available BOZEMAN — Montana agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

New options available for signing and sharing USDA documents online

From Montana USDA BOZEMAN — Farmers and ranchers working with USDA’s Farm Service Agency or Natural Resources Conservation Service can now sign and share documents online in just a few clicks. By using Box or OneSpan,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

USDA announces Oct. 30 deadline on WHIP+ applications

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced Friday, Oct. 30, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program — Plus, called WHIP+,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Rachel Jamieson    Local

Northern ag degree ranked 11th in nation

Montana State University-Northern was ranked number 11 nationally for its agriculture program by Learn.org for the 50 Best Agriculture Degrees in the 2020-2021 school year. Northern College of Technical Sciences Dean David Krueger... — Updated 10/7/2020

 

Montana Wheat and Barley Committee releases second grain lab video

Press release GREAT FALLS — As part of its efforts to promote Montana’s world class wheat and barley, the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee released a second educational video aimed at helping buyers understand the grain... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

MSU to offer pest management tour across north-central Montana in October

MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program is offering a pest management tour for pesticide applicators at eight locations across north-central Montana on Oct. 6, 8 and 9. Those in the s... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

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