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  1. Montana FSA: USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans and Installment Set-Aside for Agricultural Producers in Montana Impacted by Natural Disasters

    Wed Dec 18, 2019 02:38 PM

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties Also Available

    BOZEMAN, Montana, Dec. 19, 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 due to two separate weather events. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Aug. 10, 2020. Producers currently having farm loans with FSA and who suffered severe losses as a result of the disaster may be eligible for the set-aside of one installment. Applications are due Aug. 10, 2020.

  2. Montana FSA: Extends Deadlines for Dairy Margin Coverage, Market Facilitation Programs

    Wed Dec 11, 2019 02:50 PM

    New Signup Deadline Is December 20

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2019 – Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather events this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to December 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been December 13.  USDA announced is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through December 20.

  3. Montana FSA: USDA to Open Signup for Conservation Reserve Program on December 9

    Thu Dec 5, 2019 11:11 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 5, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture is opening signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) on December 9, 2019. The deadline for agricultural producers to sign up for general CRP is February 28, 2020, while signup for continuous CRP is ongoing.

  4. Montana FSA: Producers in Montana Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Dec 3, 2019 03:54 PM

    BOZEMAN, Montana, Dec. 3, 2019 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) today reminded producers in Montana that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019. MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.

  5. USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

    Fri Nov 15, 2019 03:13 PM

    Contact: FPAC.BC.Press@usda.gov

    (Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be eligible to receive 25% of the total payment expected, in addition to the 50% they have already received from the 2019 MFP.