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  1. Montana FSA: USDA Reminds Producers of Feb. 14 Deadline for Market Facilitation Program

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Since its launch in September 2018, more than 864,000 producers have applied, supporting those hit hard with nearly $8 billion in estimated payments.

  2. Montana FSA: USDA to Host 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

    Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced that USDA is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation.

  3. Montana FSA: USDA Issues Safety-Net and Conservation Payments to Montana Farmers

    Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:22 PM

    (BOZEMAN, MONTANA) – Nov. 19, 2018 – USDA Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Mike Foster, announced that $151,943,503 has been paid to Montana farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. The amount of 2017 ARC and PLC will increase as payment processing continues through the coming months. Additionally, Montana FSA will distribute $41,185,864 in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship.

  4. Montana FSA: USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

    Tue Nov 13, 2018 02:10 PM

    BOZEMAN, Mont.,), Nov. 13, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Mike Foster reminds Montana producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and Tree Assistance Program (TAP).

  5. Montana FSA: FSA County Committee Elections to Begin; Producers to Receive Ballots Week of Nov. 5

    Tue Oct 30, 2018 01:59 PM

    Farmers and Ranchers Have a Voice in Local Farm Program Decisions

    BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 30, 2018 – Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Mike Foster today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible agricultural producers for the 2018 FSA county committee elections on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 3, 2018, to ensure their vote is counted.