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USDA offers assistance to certain producers

News from USDA WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating p...

Briefs for Jan. 13, 2021

USDA sets application cutoff date   News from USDA BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. While NRCS accepts easement applications on a continuous basis, applications for the next ...

Grant to help Montana farmers markets

News from the National Center for Appropriate Technology MONTANA — To help Montana farmers markets and direct market farmers build capacity and sustain success, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, headquartered in Butte, was awarded a 2020 Farmers Market Promotional Program grant from ...

Over 8,000 food boxes distributed to Mission Valley families

News from WMGC and LCCDC Western Montana Growers Cooperative and Lake County Community Development Corporation have worked together to distribute nearly 8,500 food boxes to families in need in Western Montana since July and an additional 1,000 will be distributed by mid-December.  This collabora...

Briefs for Nov. 4, 2020

Scholarship supports NA scholars News from American Indian Graduate Center Albuquerque, New Mexico — In honor of Native American Heritage Month, American Indian Graduate Center has established the Empowering Scholars Initiative, a $1M scholarship program for Native students. The scholarship l...

NRCS sets Conservation Program cutoff date

News from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana has set a Nov. 17, 2020, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle. The cutoff date applies to the Environ...

$237K to be invested in rural business development

News from the U.S. Department of Agriculture RONAN — The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $237,000 in business development in rural southwestern Montana and across the state. USDA awarded the grants through the Rural Business Development ...

Briefs for Oct. 21, 2020

Enrollment begins for 2021 Ag programs News from FSA WASHINGTON D.C. — 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 Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agr...

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