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  1. Montana FSA: USDA Opens Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Mon Jul 29, 2019 01:54 PM

    Enrollment Now Open through Dec. 6

    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2019 – Signup opens today for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program to assist farmers who continue to suffer from damages because of unjustified trade retaliation from foreign nations. Through MFP, USDA will provide up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to impacted producers, part of a broader trade relief package announced in late July. The sign-up period runs through Dec. 6.

  2. Montana FSA: New Farmers.gov Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

    Thu Jul 18, 2019 09:53 AM

    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2019 – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

  3. USDA Now Making Payments for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

    Thu Jul 11, 2019 03:56 PM

    Income-over-feed margin for May triggers fifth payment for 2019

    WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to producers who purchased coverage. Producers can enroll through Sept. 20, 2019.

  4. Montana FSA: USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Montana Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 05:17 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties and Idaho Also Available

    BOZEMAN, Montana, June 21, 2019 — Montana agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers who incurred losses caused by four separate disaster events. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Feb. 3, 2020.

  5. Montana FSA: USDA Offers Producers Options to Re-enroll or Extend Expiring CRP Contracts

    Fri Jun 21, 2019 05:17 PM

    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. FSA’s 52nd signup for CRP runs from June 3 to August 23.