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  1. Montana FSA: USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

    Wed May 15, 2019 11:27 AM

    Extensions also available to Many Expiring Contracts 

    WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized CRP, one of the country’s largest conservation programs.

  2. USDA Announces March Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Third 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

    Wed May 8, 2019 10:30 AM

    Dairy Margin Coverage Program Sign-Up Begins June 17 

    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2019 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. 

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

    Tue May 7, 2019 01:19 PM

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

    BOZEMAN, Montana, May 10, 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 in five Montana counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses caused by three separate disaster events. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Dec. 9, 2019.

  4. Montana FSA: USDA Accepting Applications to Help Cover Producers’ Costs for Organic Certification

    Mon May 6, 2019 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, May 6, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Applications for fiscal 2019 funding are due Oct. 31, 2019.

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

    Fri May 3, 2019 03:08 PM

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

    BOZEMAN, Montana, May 3, 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 in Jefferson, Madison and Silver Bow counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses caused by excessive snow, extreme cold and blizzards that occurred Jan. 1 through March 12, 2019. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Dec. 24, 2019.