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  1. Montana FSA: USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus

    Fri Sep 18, 2020 09:48 AM

    Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020.

  2. USDA Designates Powder River County, Montana, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 03:52 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Powder River County, Montana, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.

  3. USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Montana Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Wildfires

    Mon Sep 14, 2020 09:08 AM

    BOZEMAN, Montana, Sept. 14, 2020 – Montana agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the wildfires, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover. As agricultural producers move into recovery mode and assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses and damages.

  4. Montana FSA: USDA Reminds Farmers of September 30 Deadline to Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields

    Tue Sep 8, 2020 04:58 PM

    Don’t Miss This One-Time Opportunity - First Since 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is September 30, 2020, to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for 2020 through 2023. Additionally, producers who elected Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) should also consider updating their yields.

  5. Montana FSA: Deadline Approaching for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    Fri Aug 28, 2020 02:02 PM

    Application Deadline is Sept. 11 

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.