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Montana Co-op gets grant to create community food hubs Montana Co-op gets grant to create community food hubs

RONAN — The Montana Co-op is working to increase community connection first with food then, as Co-op president Jason Moore says, “by using the three C’s - curriculum, community, and cafeteria.” The Co-op has plans for many programs that will develop the three C’s but is currentl...

DPHHS, OPI to offer ‘Summer EBT’ program in 2024

News from the Office of Public Instruction HELENA — Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton and Office of Public Instruction (OPI) Superintendent Elsie Arntzen recently announced plans to offer the new federal Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (Summer EBT)...

$1.3M+ secured for rural MT renewable energy development projects

News from the Office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As a result of his Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. Senator Jon Tester this week secured $1,375,897 in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding for 35 renewable energy infrastructure projects in Montana. Tester was the only member of...

NRCS sets Conservation Program funding application date

News from NRCS - MT  BOZEMAN —The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Conservation Stewardship Program, Regional Conservation Partnership Program, and Wetlands Reserve Easements. To be considered for...

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to Montana small businesses

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – Small nonfarm businesses in 10 Montana counties and neighboring counties in Idaho are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-...

Briefs for Aug. 2, 2023

Ronan highway construction begins winding down News from Big Sky Public Relations on behalf of the Montana Department of Transportation RONAN — Milling operations are now complete on the Ronan-North project. This week, crews anticipate finishing the northbound lanes, weather and other factors...

Briefs for July 19, 2023

USDA fights discrimination  News from USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the financial assistance application process for eligible farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior...

Urban producers, public invited to attend August meeting of Federal Advisory Committee Urban producers, public invited to attend August meeting of Federal Advisory Committee

News from USDA  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages urban producers, innovative producers and other stakeholders to submit comments for and virtually attend a public meeting of the Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Commit...

Administration to support communities impacted by wildfires across the Nation

News from the Dept. of the Interior WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently issued a joint memo to federal agency leaders with wildfire responsibilities outlining their vision and goals for managing wildland fires this year. The memo&rsq...

FSA accepts nominations

News from USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting nominations for county committee members for elections that will occur later this year. Additionally, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is unveiling a new GIS tool to make it easier for producers to partici...


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