Some USDA Service Centers in Montana are now allowing in-person office visits by appointment only. Our program delivery staff will be in the office and work with our producers in person, by phone, by email, mail, or by using other online tools. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business should call ahead to confirm the office’s status and make an appointment before visiting. Visitors will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Face coverings may be required for in-person office visits.
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2
Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
Farm Service Agency will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020.
A call center will be available for producers who would like additional one-on-one support with the CFAP 2 application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. To find the latest information on CFAP 2, including forms and the contact information for your local Service Center, visit farmers.gov/CFAP.
From the State Executive Director
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.
State Executive Director
P.O. Box 670
Bozeman, MT 59771
Phone: (406) 587-6872
Fax: (855) 546-0264
MONTANA FSA PROGRAM DEADLINES
Sept. 21: First day of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 Signup
Sept. 30: Deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment yields
Sept. 30: 2021 NAP Application for Coverage Deadline 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
Oct. 12: First day of 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Sign-up
Nov. 1: Last day of 2020 CRP Summer/Fall Non-Emergency Grazing Period (prior approval required)
Early November: 2020 County Committee Election Ballots to be Mailed to Voters
Nov. 16: 2021 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 2020 reports for these crops.
Nov. 20: Last day of CRP Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) Pilot Signup Period
Dec. 7: Voted FSA County Committee Election Ballots due to FSA
Dec. 11: Last day of 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-up
Dec. 31: 2021 NAP Coverage Application Closing Date for Honey
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.
Your Guide to FSA Farm Loans for new loan customers.
Your FSA Farm Loan Compass for current farm loan customers.
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:
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
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/.
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 email@example.com.
For questions regarding the Montana FSA Website, email the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 654.1333, ext. 117.