Montana

Welcome to the USDA Farm Service Agency's Montana Website

Our primary mission at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) 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 50 FSA 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 features the monthly newsletter and upcoming program deadlines, can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center.

Best Wishes,
Mike Foster
State Executive Director


Montana FSA State Office

P.O. Box 670
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: (406) 587-6872
Fax: (855) 546-0264
Website: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/mt


MONTANA FSA PROGRAM DEADLINES

  • June 3 to Aug. 23: Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup Period
  • July 16 to Sept. 13: 2019 CRP Summer/Fall Managed Grazing Period (prior approval required)
  • July 17 to Sept. 20: Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Period
  • July 16 to Sept. 30: 2019 CRP Summer/Fall Managed Harvesting Period (prior approval required)
  • July 29 to Dec. 6: 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Signup Period
  • Aug. 21: Dairy Margin Coverage Producer Meeting at 2 p.m. at the Gallatin County FSA Office located at 3710 Fallon St. in Bozeman.
  • Aug. 22: Dairy Margin Coverage Producer Meeting at 12 p.m. at the Cascade County FSA office located in the First Interstate Bank building at 12 Third St., NW, in Great Falls.
  • Aug. 23: Last day to submit Continuous CRP Offer
  • Sept. 1: 2020 NAP Coverage Sales Closing Date for Winter Canola, Spring Canola and Value-Loss Crops such as Nursery, Christmas Trees, Grass Sod, Ginseng, Aquaculture, Floriculture, Root Stock Sets and Mushrooms
  • Sept. 20: Deadline for Dairy Margin Coverage Signup and MPP-Dairy repayment elections
  • Sept. 30: 2020 NAP Coverage Application Closing Dates for Annual Fall-Seeded Crops, Perennial Forage and Grazing, Mixed Forage Crops (including Spring-Seeded Annual Types of Mixed Forage), Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Wheat and Garlic.

For more information, contact your local FSA office and/or visit www.farmers.gov and www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill


Are you interested in a Farm Loan through USDA Farm Service Agency?

For more information, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/dafl, https://newfarmers.usda.gov/ or contact your local FSA office at http://offices.usda.gov.


Conducting Business with FSA Electronically

With a USDA Customer Level 2 eAuth Account you can have one stop access to your USDA program participation information.

Visit the Online Services page for apps:


Montana Natural Disaster Designations - FSA Emergency Loans

The following map outline the Montana counties with USDA Disaster Designation Declarations. Producers have eight months from the date of the designation to apply for an Emergency Loan with FSA. For questions about eligibility and/or to apply for an Emergency Loan, contact your local FSA office to schedule an appointment with the Farm Loan Program staff serving your area.

Cumulative Disaster Designation Map


Intertribal Agriculture Council Informational Sheet

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. For more information, visit http://www.indianaglink.com/.


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 record keeping FSA state or/and county office. For questions on FOIA inquiries with Montana FSA, contact FOIA Officer Jennifer Cole at (406) 654.1333, ext. 117 or jennifer.cole@usda.gov.


WEBMASTER

For questions regarding the Montana FSA Website, email the Webmaster at jennifer.cole@usda.gov or call (406) 654.1333, ext. 117.