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Montana streamflow forecasts increase after April precipitation adds to snowpack Montana streamflow forecasts increase after April precipitation adds to snowpack

News from USDA BOZEMAN — After nearly three months of waiting for typical winter weather, cool temperatures and precipitation finally arrived during April in Montana. Prior to April, northwest Montana had been the largest recipient of precipitation this water year. “Weather patterns shifted ...

New report shows economic value of Farm Bill Conservation Easements

News from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service BOZEMAN — The Natural Resources Conservation Service, Montana Association of Land Trusts, and the Heart of the Rockies Initiative have partnered to produce a 20-page report analyzing the economic impact of conservation easements in Montana. The...

$14M+ secured to support county services, rural schools in MT

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) announced recently more than $14 million to support Montana rural schools, roads, and critical infrastructure through the Secure Rural Schools Program (SRS), which will be funded through Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) ...

USDA accepts new, modified proposals for Wildlife Enhancement Program

News from USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is welcoming new and modified proposals from conservation partners for the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) initiative, a part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) focused on effectively managing wildlife habitat. USDA&...

USDA extends deadline for Hog Program

WASHINGTON — Hog producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale during the COVID-19 pandemic now have until April 15, 2022, to submit their applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP). SMHPP, which is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assi...

USDA to invest $1 billion in climate smart commodities

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is delivering on its promise to expand markets by investing $1 billion in partnerships to support America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity will f...

Briefs for Feb. 23, 2022

Scholarships available to PHS students News from the PSEF POLSON — Twenty-six different scholarships for Polson students will become available this spring. These scholarships, 13 for high school seniors and 13 for Polson High School graduates, are provided by Polson Scholarship and Education ...

Be a summer food service program sponsor or site Be a summer food service program sponsor or site

News from OPI HELENA — Join the Office of Public Instruction (OPI) in serving Montana children. The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that children who depend on school meals have nutritious food when school is not in session. Meals are available to children 18 years old or y...

Signup for Conservation Reserve Program

News from USDA MONTANA — Agricultural producers and landowners can sign up soon for the Conservation Reserve Program, a cornerstone conservation program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a key tool in the Biden-Harris Administration effort to address climate change and achie...

NRCS reminds Tribal producers: apply for new EQIP opportunity

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is announcing the nationwide availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts option. “The EQIP Conservation Incentive Contracts give each state the ability to iden...


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