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  1. Montana FSA: Low-Interest Loans Available for Agricultural Producers in Montana Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:11 AM

    BOZEMAN, Mont. – June 14, 2018 – Agricultural producers in Montana who lost property in recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these loans for losses caused by extreme cold, blizzards, excessive snow, freeze and frost.

  2. Montana FSA: USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:39 PM

    Re-enrollment Continues Through June 22, Dairy producers urged to act now

    WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily.

  3. Montana FSA: USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

    Mon Jun 4, 2018 10:58 AM

    One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts through Continuous Signup

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018.

  4. USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

    Thu May 31, 2018 04:37 PM

    Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish

    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters.

  5. USDA Partners with Texas A&M to Help Veterans Seeking Agriculture Loans and Careers

    Thu May 31, 2018 03:08 PM

    (Dallas, TX, May 31, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension Service to help military veterans obtain loans and pursue careers as farmers and ranchers. Secretary Perdue joined local dignitaries, members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and community leaders at the Dallas Farmers Market to unveil the new pilot program.