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SDA sets May 21 funding cutoff date  

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana has set a May 21, 2021, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle. The cutoff date applies to the Prairie Pothole Water Quality and Wildlife Prog...

Briefs for April 14, 2021

Gov. Gianforte tests positive  for COVID-19    News from the office of  Gov. Gianforte BOZEMAN — After exhibiting mild symptoms on Sunday, April 4, and out of an abundance of caution, Governor Greg Gianforte today was tested for COVID-19 and received a positive result. ...

Warm, dry March decreases river volumes

News from the USDA BOZEMAN —  Just when it seemed like the snowpack was on the right track to rebound from the dry December and January, March yielded substantially different weather patterns than the cold, wet conditions experienced during February.  Snowpack percentages on March 1 w...

USDA seeks innovative partner-led projects delivering sustainable agricultural solutions

News from USDA  BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s Alternative Funding Arrangements that take innovative and non-traditional approaches to conservation ...

Briefs for March 10, 2021

FWP reminds recreationists to stay vigilant for avalanche danger News from MT Fish, W ildlife & Parks MONTANA — Avalanche danger is high across Montana, with the addition of new snow and weather systems moving across the state. People recreating outdoors are advised to use caution and stay...

USDA grants available to spur innovation technologies

News from USDA  BOZEMAN — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for grants until April 23, 2021, to fund Montana projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Conservation Innovation G...

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...

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