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Signup open for Soil Health and Income Protection Program

Contact: [email protected] From U.S. Department of Agriculture Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that agricultural producers in the Prairie Pothole states can now sign up for the Soil Health and Income... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

Montana State agriculture announces 2021 field days

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station have announced the dates for their annual agricultural field days, which will return as... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

USDA holding listening session on impacts of COVID-19 on new farmers

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday a virtual listening session for beginning farmers and ranchers to learn how COVID-19 impacted their farming operations and to... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

Ag Department selects Reimer to lead operations at Montana State Grain Lab

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA - The Montana Department of Agriculture announced Dan Reimer as the new bureau chief at the State Grain Labs, the state's only... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

USDA announces May lending rates for agricultural producers, effective May 3

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday loan interest rates for May which have been effective as of Monday. USDA’s Farm Service Agency loans provide important access... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

USDA expands and renews CRP in effort to boost enrollment and address climate change

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Wednesday that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

MSU Extension to offer free webinar series focused on beef cattle

From MSU News Service BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension will offer three additional webinars in its Spring Beef Webinar series. The sessions will take place every Thursday from April 29 through May 13 at 6 p.m. via W... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

USDA invests $21.7M in research innovations to improve soil health and climate-smart agriculture and forestry

From U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture — NIFA — will invest at least... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

Bonnie to be nominated to key USDA under secretary position

Staff and wire report A press release from The White House April 16 announced that President Joe Biden intends to nominate Robert Bonnie for U.S. Department of Agriculture under secretary for farm production and conservation. “I... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

FSA accepting new and modified CFAP 2 applications

From U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. U.S. Secretary of... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Montana FSA program deadlines listed

From Montana Farm Service Agency website Following are upcoming deadlines for FSA programs • Underway: Conservation Reserve Program general signup, deadline to be determined. • March 1 to May 14: 2021 CRP Spring... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

Hail insurance available through Montana Department of Agriculture

From Montana Department of Agriculture HELENA — Applications for the State Hail Insurance Program are now available through the Montana Department of Agriculture. Information is available online at https://agr... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

FSA opens CFAP 2 signup for additional enrollment

From USDA Farm Service Agency The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced that signup has reopened for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 — CFAP 2 — as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

Drought workshop to be held April 28 at the 4-H Chuckwagon

by Colleen Buck, Montana State University Extension Hill County agriculture agent Montana State University Ranch Management Systems Team, in collaboration with local MSU Extension agents, have put together a series of workshops to... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

NRCS celebrates 5 million acres enrolled in conservation easements

From Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN — Natural Resources Conservation Service and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands and prime farmlands — an area the... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

Montana FSA program deadlines listed

From Montana Farm Service Agency website Following are upcoming deadlines for FSA programs • Underway: Conservation Reserve Program general signup, deadline to be determined • March 1 to May 14: 2021 CRP Spring Non-Emergency... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

Funds to assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers available

Note: This release was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced Monday the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

USDA announces April 2021 lending rates for ag producers

Note: This was released by U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday loan interest rates for April 2021, which are effective April 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency loans... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

Tester praises USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers program that will open up billions for Montana ag producers

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Teter WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture announced that billions of dollars in coronavirus... — Updated 3/31/2021

 

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to increase transparency in cattle market

Press release WASHINGTON — Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Jon Tester, D-Mont., along with their colleagues Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, John Hoeven, R-N.D., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Mike Rounds, R-S.D., Ron... — Updated 3/31/2021

 

Tester's bipartisan bill provides ag and livestock haulers critical relief from burdensome red tape

Note: This was provided by the office of Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is fighting to ensure Montana ag and livestock haulers have the flexibility they need to safely deliver their products to market with the reintroduction... — Updated 3/31/2021

 

Montana FSA program deadlines listed

From Montana Farm Service Agency website The following are upcoming deadlines for programs administered by Farm Service Agency. • Underway: CRP General Signup (Deadline TBD) • March 1 to May 14: 2021 CRP Spring Non-Emergency... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

Hiring program technician in Missoula/Ravalli Counties

From USDA Farm Service Center Potential applicants interested in learning more about the following full-time permanent Program Technician position with the Montana Farm Service Agency and or applying for this position at... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

USDA accepting applications to Quality Loss Adjustment Program

Information taken from Farmers.gov USDA’s Farm Service Agency is now accepting Quality Loss Adjustment Program applications through April 9. Signup opened Jan. 6. USDA is implementing the Quality Loss Adjustment Program to... — Updated 3/23/2021

 

National Ag Day is March 24

Information taken from National Ag Day website National Ag Day was started in 1973 to increase public awareness of agriculture’s role in society. The day is sponsored by the The Agriculture Council of America that was created... — Updated 3/23/2021

 

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