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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...

Snowy February weather tapers off Snowy February weather tapers off

News from USDA BOZEMAN — Given the lack of precipitation from November through most of January in Montana, above normal precipitation was needed over the last couple of months. “February did provide well above normal precipitation to nearly all of Montana and those weather patterns continued...

USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program general signup for 2024

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can begin signing up for the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) starting March 4 and running through March 29, 2024. This conservation opportunity gives producers...

Up to $119M available for conservation projects 

News from the Dept. of the Interior RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — On Feb. 26, the Biden-Harris administration announced the release of the 2024 Request for Proposals for the America the Beautiful Challenge, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The program, which was launched...

USDA grants available to organizations

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development in Montana acting state director Jake Ceartin announced recently that organizations with capacity to provide assistance to agricultural producers applying for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants can now...

Briefs for Feb. 7, 2024

Financial aid offered to CRP land owners News from the USDA WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering financial assistance to agricultural producers and private landowners enrolled in its Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to improve the health of their forests. ...

$3M+ secured to strengthen Montana’s food supply chain

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE — Continuing his efforts to support Montana’s agricultural producers and lower costs for consumers, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured a Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) award of more than $3 million to strengthen Montana&r...

Briefs for Jan. 3, 2024

Farmers can enroll for 2024 crop year  News from USDA WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that agricultural producers can enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s    Governor Gianforte appoints locals News from the office of Go...

Briefs for Dec. 20, 2023

Voter confirmation cards mailed to all active electors in Lake County News from Toni Kramer, Lake County Election Administrator LAKE COUNTY — On Feb. 18, 2023, the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission adopted the final Legislative Districting Plan and filed the plan with the Monta...


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