Montana

Welcome to the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Montana Website

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 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: www.fsa.usda.gov/mt


Attention Montana Livestock Producers!

Deadlines have been established for the 2017 and 2018 disaster programs with USDA Farm Service Agency!

If your operation experienced abnormal livestock deaths and feed losses due to eligible adverse weather events in 2017 and 2018 and you haven’t yet completed your application(s), contact your local FSA office ASAP before the following program deadlines.

2017 Livestock Indemnity Program

Dec. 3, 2018:  Application for Payment deadline for the 2017 Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). A notice of loss must be filed with the local FSA office by the later of 30 calendar days of when the loss was apparent to the owner or Dec. 3, 2018.

2017 & 2018 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees & Farm-Raised Fish Program:

Dec. 3, 2018: 2017 and 2018 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees & Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Notice of Loss and Application for Payment Deadline

2018 Livestock Indemnity Program:

March 1, 2019:  Application for Payment deadline for the 2018 Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). A notice of loss must be filed with the local FSA office by the later of 30 calendar days of when the loss was apparent to the owner or Dec. 3, 2018.


Keep Track of FSA Program Deadlines for Montana Farmers and Ranchers

For more information, contact your local FSA office and/or visit Montana FSA online at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt or www.farmers.gov.


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@mt.usda.gov.


WEBMASTER

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