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DNRC, American Forests unveil newest greenhouse DNRC, American Forests unveil newest greenhouse

News from DNRC  MISSOULA — The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and American Forests celebrated the unveiling of a new 4,320-square-foot greenhouse at the Conservation Seedling Nursery on Wednesday, June 5, to support reforestation efforts across the state. ...

Montana Bumble Bee Atlas takes flight

News from USDA MISSOULA — The Montana Bumble Bee Atlas, a collaborative community science project of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the U.S. Forest Service, and Missoula County Department of Ecology and Extension, needs community science volunteers to work alongside researchers ...

WIC Farm Direct teams up with local ag producers to increase access to fresh fruits, vegies

News from Montana DPHHS WIC agencies prepare for busy summer as they celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary With the farmer’s market season starting up, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is inviting local farmers to sign up for the Montana Women, Infants, and Ch...

Congressional action urged on competition in agriculture marketplace

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently questioned experts during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, pushing for solutions to decreased competition in agricultural markets, and the need for solutions that protect family farm agriculture. Tester beg...

USDA and FarmRaise offer online tools

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) today unveiled a new, online Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) Decision Tool and farm loan resources available to agricultural producers and cooperators who help producers access USDA disaster assistance, farm loans and other federa...

MT SBA Working Capital Loan deadline approaches

News from USDA SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA — Francisco Sánchez Jr., associate administrator for the Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience at the Small Business Administration, reminds small nonfarm businesses in 15 Montana counties and neighboring counties in Idaho of the May 6, 2024, deadl...

Ronan celebrates ag community with 44th appreciation dinner Ronan celebrates ag community with 44th appreciation dinner

RONAN — Area farmers and ranchers gathered in the Ronan Community Center for the 44th Annual Agriculture Appreciate Dinner on Friday, March 29. The Ronan Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event to express appreciation for the positive impact the ag community makes in the local economy. Dinner, pr...

Governor has lunch, talks ag with local producers during Ag Week Governor has lunch, talks ag with local producers during Ag Week

CHARLO — Governor Greg Gianforte shared a locally sourced meal with farmers and ranchers at the Ninepipes Lodge on Wednesday, March 20, during Agriculture Appreciation Week. Nick Courville with Double Cross Livestock in Charlo organized the event to share the local bounty during the governor’s...

Beef prices increase, locals impacted Beef prices increase, locals impacted

LAKE COUNTY — Local cattle ranchers have noticed that beef prices are rising. How will changes in the market impact local farmers, ranchers, and consumers? The prices for beef and veal are up by 7.7% as well and uncooked ground beef is up by 5.5% with the rest of beef products being up in price as w...

CSA programs connect community to locally grown foods CSA programs connect community to locally grown foods

MISSION VALLEY — Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a program offered by The Western Montana Growers Cooperative that connects community members to fresh, locally grown foods. Program participants purchase small or large shares of fruits and vegetables harvested and delivered weekly to various...


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