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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...

USDA Seeks applications for rural energy for America program

News from the USDA MONTANA — USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced that the department is accepting applications for loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements, conduct energy audits and provide development...

American Rescue Plan funding will expand access to healthcare in rural America

News from USDA UNITED STATES — The United States Department of Agriculture is making up to $500 million available in grants to help rural healthcare facilities, tribes and communities expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, healthcare services and nutrition assistance. President Biden’s compr...

Montana Farmers Union issues statement on competition in agriculture Executive Order

News from the Montana Farmers Union MONTANA — Farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers across the U.S. will benefit from a new executive order by President Biden to promote competition in the American economy.  Agriculture has become increasingly consolidated, with fewer and fewer corpo...

New USDA reports to provide market transparency

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — Following a years-long push from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Department of Agriculture is creating two new weekly reports to increase price transparency in the cattle market. In response, Tester issued the following statement: “This is...

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