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Montana State Office

State Executive Director

Les J. Rispens

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State Office Address

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

Montana USDA Customers Encouraged to Call Ahead to Schedule an Appointment

USDA Service Centers in Montana are open to limited visitors by appointment only. Contact your Service Center to find out if it is open to limited visitors and to schedule an appointment. You can find contact information at farmers.gov/service-locator. Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff also continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Producers can learn more about how to leverage these digital offerings by visiting https://www.farmers.gov/mydocs.

FSA Mission

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 cTan 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,
Les J. Rispens
Acting State Executive Director


Montana FSA Highlights

Nomination Deadline Near for 2021 USDA County Committee Elections Across Montana
The nomination period for FSA county committee elections began June 15 and closes Aug. 2. CLICK HERE to view the map and description of the Local Administrative Area (LAA) up for election by County in Montana. Signed FSA-669A nomination forms are due to FSA by Aug. 2, 2021. Visit fsa.usda.gov/elections for more information.

Montana Natural Disaster Designations - FSA Emergency Loans

The following maps 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.

2021 Montana Disaster Designation Map by Disaster Type - updated July 27, 2021

Current Montana Disaster Designation Map- updated July 27, 2021

Montana Livestock Forage Disaster Program - 2021 LFP Drought Eligibility

Map of 2021 LFP Counties by MT County (44 counties) - pdf - updated July 29, 2021

LFP Fact Sheet - pdf

Montana 2021 CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing

2021 CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing by County - website - dated July 29, 2021

CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Factsheet - pdf

Montana Emergency Conservation Program
2021 ECP Signups by County - Signup Dates Vary

U.S. Drought Monitor

Montana Map - U.S. Drought Monitor website

Pandemic Assistance for Producers

USDA is committed to delivering financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers who have been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions through our new initiative – USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers. Stay updated on announcements under the USDA Pandemic Assistance to Producers initiative at farmers.gov.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. Farm Service Agency will reopen sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021. Learn more about applying for CFAP 2 and other recent CFAP updates.


Montana FSA Program Deadlines

July 23: Last day of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup 56

Aug. 1:  Last day to bale Non-emergency hayed CRP. Bales must be removed within 15 days.

Aug. 2: Last day to submit Nominations for 2021 FSA County Committee Elections to FSA

Aug. 2: Deadline to request a farm reconstitution or farm transfer for 2021

Aug. 6: Last day of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Continuous and CLEAR30 Signup 55

Aug. 20: Last day of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands Signup

Sept. 1: 2022 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Coverage Application Closing Date for all Canola (Winter and Spring Seeded) and Value-Loss Crops such as Nursery, Christmas Trees, Grass Sod, Ginseng, Aquaculture, Floriculture, Root Stock Sets and Mushrooms

Sept. 17: Last day of Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) Signup

Sept. 30: 2022 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

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.


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 FOIA Officer 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.