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Montana State Office

State Executive Director

Maureen Wicks

Maureen Wicks

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State Office Address

P.O. Box 670
Bozeman, MT 59771
(406) 587-6872
(855) 546-0264

Welcome to Montana Farm Service Agency

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. Visit farmers.gov for important national updates and resources. The state website features the monthly newsletter, online data resources, and can help you locate your local FSA Service Center. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

Best Wishes,
Maureen Wicks
State Executive Director


Montana FSA Program Key Dates

USDA in Montana reminds agricultural producers of important Farm Service Agency (FSA) program dates. Contact your local service center to apply and with any questions. Visit online at farmers.gov and fsa.usda.gov/mt.

Nov. 15, 2022: Deadline for FSA Maps - 2023 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 2022 reports for these crops.

Nov. 15, 2022: Risk Management Agency (RMA) virtual workshop on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm insurance options.

Dec. 9, 2022: Deadline to enroll in the 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage program.

Dec. 13, 2022: RMA virtual workshop on Whole-Farm Revenue Protection and Micro Farm insurance options.

Dec. 31, 2022: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage closing date for Honey.

Jan. 2, 2023: Honey covered under NAP must accurately be reported, to FSA by January 2  for the total number of colonies present in all counties. Please note that producers must notify FSA within 30 calendar days of any changes in the total number of colonies and additional counties to which bees are moved.

Jan. 16, 2023: 2023 acreage reporting deadline for established stand alfalfa seed, fall alfalfa seed, and cherries. Please note that this is the final date that FSA can accept late-filed 2022 reports for these crops.

Jan. 30, 2023: Deadline to request all Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) assistance for 2022 calendar year losses. 

Jan. 30, 2023: Deadline to request Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) assistance for 2022 calendar year losses.

March 1, 2023: Deadline to request Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) benefits for 2022 calendar year losses.

March 15, 2023: Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage closing date for all spring crops except spring-seeded canola, rye, speltz, triticale, wheat, and mixed forage.

March 15, 2023: Deadline to elect coverage and enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2023 crop year.

July 17, 2023: 2023 acreage reporting deadline for spring seeded alfalfa seed, forage seeding, CRP, perennial forage not covered under NAP and all other crops not required to be reported by a previous reporting date.

ELAP notice of loss must be filed within 30 days of when loss is apparent for livestock and farm-raised fish losses. 

ELAP notice of loss must be filed within 15 days of when loss is apparent for honeybee losses. 

LIP notice of loss must be filed within 30 days of when the loss is apparent.

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


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

For more information, visit FSA's Farm Loan Program website, USDA's https://www.farmers.gov/fund or 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:


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 for FSA Records

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 sm.fp.foia@usda.gov.