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USDA urged to address livestock export certificate delays USDA urged to address livestock export certificate delays

News from the Office of the Governor MONTANA — Governor Greg Gianforte urged Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resolve anticipated delays in the approval of export certificates for Montana livestock.  “In the face of severe drought affecting the northwest...

Eviction moratorium extended through September

News from the USDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the extension, through Sept. 30, of the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA. “The United States is still reeling from a nationwide housing affordability crisis brought on by the COVID-19 ...

MT politicians push for drought relief

U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale today continued their push for drought relief for Montana farmers and ranchers. Daines, Tester and Rosendale are teaming up to urge USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide additional drought relief and flexibilities ...

USDA assists timber businesses

News from USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing up to $200M to provide relief to timber harvesting and hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply fo...

USDA announces news, programs

News from USDA WASHINGTON D.C. — Assistance to livestock producers: Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals. The U.S. Dep...

Briefs for June 23, 2021

$22.2M more in ARPA funds for MT cities, towns News from the office of Governor Gianforte HELENA — Governor Greg Gianforte announced the disbursement of nearly $22.2 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to 42 cities and towns across the state. “These ARPA funds ...

School nutrition options offered from USDA

News from OPI  MONTANA — The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced extensions for a variety of flexibilities related to school meal programs in the coming school year. Most of these are extensions of waivers that have been in place since the beginning of the pandemic early ...

Storms increase local snowpack

News from USDA MONTANA — Following two months of well below average precipitation, rain and snow was welcomed across much of Montana during May.  Two mid-month storms brought significant precipitation to the Rocky Mountain Front and portions of the Flathead River Basin according to data fr...

USDA offers grants for urban agriculture, innovative production

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of up to $4 million for grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovation Production is accepting proposals for pl...

Innovation grant program invests in climate-smart strategies

News from USDA MONTANA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is investing up to $15 million to support the development of new tools, approaches, practices and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands through the Conservati...

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