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 guaranteed lender meetings scheduled Oct. 22 to Dec. 4, 2019
Learn about changes to the Guaranteed Loan program at meetings in Ronan, Whitehall, Miles City, Great Falls, Wolf Point, Chinook, Billings and Lewistown.

View Montana Guaranteed Farm Loan Program Meeting Schedule (pdf)


MONTANA FSA PROGRAM DEADLINES

Dec. 9 to Feb. 28: General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup Period

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 (Deadline TBA)

Oct. 7 to Dec. 13: 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Enrollment Period

Dec. 6: 2019 Market Facilitation Program Sign-Up Deadline

Dec. 9: First day of General CRP Signup (Feb. 28 deadline)

Dec. 13: Last day of 2020 Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment

Jan. 2: 2020 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Honey covered under NAP (or 30 days after placement of colonies).

Jan. 2: 2020 Acreage Reporting Deadline for Honey covered under NAP (or 30 days after placement of colonies). Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2019 reports for these crops.

Jan. 16: 2020 Acreage Reporting Deadline Established Stand Alfalfa Seed, Fall Alfalfa Seed and Cherries. Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2019 reports for these crops.

Jan. 30: 2019 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Application for Payment Deadline for timely filed 2019 ELAP notices of losses

Feb. 28: Last day of General CRP Signup

March 1: Deadline for the 2019 Livestock Indemnity Program Application for Payment and all supporting documentation for timely filed 2019 LIP notices of livestock losses.

March 15: Last day of 2019 Agricultural Risk Coverage Price Loss Coverage Enrollment and Program Election Period

March 15: 2020 NAP Coverage Application Closing Date for all Spring Crops except Spring-Seeded Canola, Rye, Speltz, Triticale, Wheat and Mixed Forage

Ongoing: FSA Loan Applications are accepted and processed year-round.

Ongoing: Contact FSA right away for notice of loss deadlines and disaster program requirements.

Ongoing: FSA Farm Loan Applications are accepted year-round.

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.