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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 ...

Tester demands reverse on embargo

News from the office of Senator Tester MONTANA — U.S. Senator Jon Tester demanded that United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reverse the agency’s embargo on mailing live animals, which has severely impacted Montana’s family farmers. “I am troubled to lear...

Trump signs water rights bill into law, not everyone celebrates

After the Montana Water Rights Protection Act went to President Donald Trump’s desk on Sunday, Dec. 27, and was signed into law many celebrated, including state and tribal leaders, but not everyone joined the festivities.   Mission Irrigation District Commissioner Tim Orr was one of those not c...

Montana leaders praise Montana Water Rights Protection Act being signed into law

News from Senator Steve Daines  MONTANA — U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester celebrated their bipartisan bill, the “Montana Water Rights Protection Act,” being signed into law by President Trump on Sunday, Dec. 27.  Several Montana leaders issued statements in suppo...

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 ...

Briefs for Nov. 18, 2020

Ronan Thanksgiving dinner continues RONAN — The annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving dinner will be curbside pick up only on Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are limiting volunteer help to ens...

Food supply chain is broken

News from the Montana Farmers Union MONTANA — The problem of food security is nothing new. “I found it to be very stressful when going to the store,” said Sheena Annala who is a mother of three from Great Falls. Just like many consumers Annala experienced a threat to food security duri...

Support for mental health tools in rural America urged

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As the crisis of farmer suicide continues to rise in rural America amid poor economic conditions, ongoing trade wars, severe weather, and now the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today demanded that the House and Senate Armed Services...

Briefs for Sept. 16, 2020

USDA offers opportunity   News from USDA WASHINGTON – USDA’s Farm Service Agency reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is Sept. 30, 2020, to update yields, which are us...

Briefs for Aug. 19, 2020

DPHHS issues statement on proposed rule regarding flavored electronic smoking device  News from DPHHS MONTANA — Department of Public Health and Human Services Director Sheila Hogan sent this notification to the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee today regardi...


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