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 hosting Farm Bill meetings in 23 communities: Oct. 21 to Nov. 5, 2019
Learn about changes to the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs

View Montana Farm Bill Meeting Schedule | View News Release


MONTANA FSA PROGRAM DEADLINES

  • Sept. 3 to March 15: 2019 Agricultural Risk Coverage Price Loss Coverage Enrollment and Program Election Period
  • Oct. 15 to June 30: 2020 Agricultural Risk Coverage Price Loss Coverage Enrollment Period
  • Sept. 11: 2018 and 2019 Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) Sign-up Began
  • Oct. 7 to Dec. 13: 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Enrollment Period
  • Nov. 4: County Committee Election Ballots to be Mailed to Eligible Voters
  • Nov. 12: All Hay Bales Must be Removed from Managed Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
  • Nov. 15: 2020 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Apiculture, Fall Wheat (Hard Red Winter), and all other Fall-Seeded Small Grains. Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2019 reports for these crops.
  • Dec. 2: 2020 Honey NAP Coverage Application Closing Date
  • Dec. 2: Last day to return voted ballots to the local FSA county office
  • Dec. 6: 2019 Market Facilitation Program Sign-Up Deadline
  • Ongoing: Contact FSA right away for notice of loss deadlines and disaster program requirements.

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.