Our primary mission at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency is to assist Montana farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, or other available resources. The hard-working men and women of Montana’s 48 FSA county offices
are at the forefront of our efforts and remain the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local FSA office
on how we can be of service. Our user friendly web site can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center
Bruce Nelson,State Executive Director
MT FSA WEBSITE: You can access additional information on FSA Programs, State News Releases and Newsletters on the links on the left side of this page and additional helpful links/resources on the right of this page. Information on the Women Stepping Forward for Agriculture 2013 Symposium in Miles City on Sept. 17-19, 2013 is available on our 'State Events' page located on the Subject bar to the left of this message.
Montana FSA State Office
P.O. Box 670
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: (406) 587-6872
Fax: (406) 587-6993
- June 14: CRP General Signup 45 Ends
- June 17: Nominations for local County Committee Elections Open
- July 15: 2013 Crop Year FSA Acreage Reporting Deadline for Spring Seeded: Grass, Mixed Forage, Alfalfa, Clover, the year of seeding (annual & perennial types), Barley, Canola, Corn, Dry Beans, Dry Peas, Flax, Mustard, Spring Oats, Potatoes, Safflower, Sugar Beets, Sunflowers, Spring Wheat, CRP and all other crops
- July 15: 2012 Crop Year NAP Production Report Deadline
- July 15: 2012 Crop Year NAP Application for Payment Deadline
- July 15: 2012 Crop Year ACRE Production Report Deadline
- July 16: CRP Managed Summer/Fall Grazing Period Begins
- July 16: CRP Managed Haying Begins
- Aug. 1: Last day to file nomination forms at the local FSA County Office
- Aug. 2: 2013 DCP Program Signup Deadline
- Sept. 13: CRP Managed Summer/Fall Grazing Period Ends
- Sept. 30: CRP Managed Haying Ends
- Sept. 30: MILC Contracts Expire
- Nov. 4: County Committee Election ballots mailed to eligible voters
- Nov. 12: All Hay Bales Must be Removed from CRP Acres
- Nov. 15: 2014 Crop Year FSA Acreage Reporting Deadline for Fall Seeded: Grass, Mixed Forage, Alfalfa, Clover, the year of seeding (annual and perennial types), Established Grass, Mixed Forage, Alfalfa, Clover in years subsequent to the year of seeding (perennial types), Apiculture, Fall Wheat, and all other Fall-Seeded Small Grains
- Dec. 2: Last day to return voted ballots to the local FSA County Office
For more information, call or visit your local FSA county office.
- CRP CONTINUOUS SIGNUP is now available. Contact your local FSA county office for more information.
- 2013 DCP/ACRE SIGNUP ANNOUNCED: FSA began sign-ups for DCP (Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program) and ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Election Program) for the 2013 crops on Feb. 19, 2013. The DCP sign-up period will end on Aug. 2, 2013; the ACRE sign-up period ended on June 3, 2013. A Factsheet is available HERE.
- 2013 MILC DAIRY PROGRAM: All dairy producers’ MILC (Milk Income Loss Contract Program) contracts are automatically extended to Sept. 30, 2013. Eligible producers therefore do not need to re-enroll in MILC. The Montana news release is available HERE and the factsheet is available HERE.
- AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) Guidelines have been announced for 2013. An AGI Factsheet is available HERE.
Contact your local county FSA office to schedule an appointment and if you have any questions about a FSA program.
FSA State Committee Meeting Schedule for 2013
Is your signature correct?? Do not risk losing your FSA benefits because your contract was not signed properly. A Signature Authority pamphlet explains the rules to ensure your contract was signed properly. If you sodbust native rangeland and plant an agricultural commodity crop on highly erodible land you could lose your USDA benefits. (more) FSA, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Intertribal Agriculture Council (IAC) have developed an information sheet for Indian operators on Indian Trust Lands.
FOIA/PRIVACY ACT REQUESTS:
To submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and/or a Privacy Act request regarding Montana FSA records, you may contact the recordkeeping FSA state or/and county office. For questions on FOIA inquiries with Montana FSA, contact FOIA Officer Jennifer Cole at (406) 587-6786 or email@example.com
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement/Complaint Process:
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html
or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech difficulties and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means for communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
USDA COMPLAINT FORM:
The new USDA program discrimination complaint form is available HERE.
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or call (406) 587-6786.