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USDA builds pandemic support for organic, transitioning operations

News from USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide pandemic assistance to cover certification and education expenses to agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic. USDA will make $20 million available through the new Organic and Transition...

USDA unveils new climate partnership initiative, requests public input

News from the USDA BOZEMAN —  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is committed to partnering with agriculture, forestry and rural communities to develop climate solutions that strengthen rural America. The Department has outlined and requested public comments on a new climate partnership initi...

Mission West receives $20,000 grant for study Mission West receives $20,000 grant for study

News from Mission West Community Development Partners RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners has received a $20,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an accelerator coworking space (ACS) feasibility study in Polson. The ACS would provide free or low-cost working space ...

USDA extends deadline

News from USDA  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing additional time for livestock and poultry producers to apply for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP). Producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing may ...

Briefs for Sept. 15, 2021

St. Joseph offers non-symptom COVID testing for travel, work News from Providence St. Joseph Hospital POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson offers a variety of COVID-19 testing options. Patients who are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID positive patients ca...

Leadership Flathead Reservation accepts applicants 

 News from Mission West Community Development Partners FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Flathead Reservation, a two-year program that helps participants build strong leadership skills to become involved community leaders. The program, which started in ...

Lenders can apply for New Heirs’ Property Relending Program

News from USDA MONTANA — Intermediary lenders can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications today through Oct. 29, 2021, and cooperatives, credit unions and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to app...

USDA updates pandemic assistance for livestock, poultry, specialty crop growers

News from the USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other sales-based commodities. CFAP 2, which assists producers who faced market disruptions in 2020 du...

Briefs for Sept. 1, 2012

USDA accepts 2.8M acres for Conservation Reserve Program News from the USDA MONTANA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program in 2021. This year, almost ...

Loans offered to producers

News from USDA MONTANA — Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real est...


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