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North Dakota USDA Service Centers Open For Business By Phone Appointment Only

Fargo, ND - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is temporarily restricting in-person visits for USDA Service Centers in North Dakota because of elevated rates of coronavirus community spread, but USDA employees will continue to assist...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Expanded To Other Commodities

President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue have announced a second round of aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Up to $14 billion will be used to help farmers devastated by the economic disaster caused by the COVID-19...

 

USDA Issues $1.68 Billion In Payments To Producers Enrolled In Conservation Reserve Program

Washington - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment...

 

NRCS Sets Conservation Program Funding Application Cutoff For Nov. 17

Bozeman – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana has set a Nov. 17, 2020, application cutoff for agricultural operators to be considered for the next conservation program funding cycle. The cutoff date applies to the...

 

Enrollment Begins For Agriculture Risk Coverage & Price Loss Coverage Programs For 2021

Washington, Oct. 14 - Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department...

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Expanded To Other Commodities

President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue have announced a second round of aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Up to $14 billion will be used to help farmers devastated by the economic disaster caused by the COVID-19...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    September 9, 2020

E-Waste Collection Is This Friday & Saturday, Sidney, Fairview

The 16th annual “Erase your Ewaste” event gets under way in Sidney this coming Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the Richland County Public Shop next to the Fairgrounds. MonDak area residents…not just Richland County…are encouraged to bring their...

 

MSU Extension To Offer New Agriculture Business Development Course On Direct Marketing Meat

Bozeman - Montana State University Extension, in conjunction with Oregon State University, will offer a new agriculture business development course on direct marketing meat. The Western Meat School, Montana Edition, is an online or hybrid learning...

 

Grazing/Harvesting Rule Change An Opportunity For Farmers, Ranchers

Changes in federal grazing and harvesting rules on prevented-planting acres could help North Dakota livestock producers in select counties replenish forage supplies, or at least offset shortages in...

 

Farm Bureau Supports Meat Packing Acts To Help State Agriculture

The Montana Farm Bureau applauds Congressman Gianforte (R-MT) for his co-sponsoring of two important bills for livestock producers: The Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants (RAMP-UP Act) and the Direct Interstate Retail Exempt...

 
 By Beth Redlin    News    August 26, 2020

E-Waste Collection A Go For Sept. 11-12 In Sidney And Fairview

E-rase your E-waste organizers have announced they will be hosting their 16th annual fall collection event on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12 in Sidney. But like so many other activities, there will...

 

USDA Stands Up New Team To Better Serve Beginning Montana Farmers/Ranchers

Bozeman - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. To institutionalize support for beginning farmers and ranchers and to build upon...

 

USDA Accepting Applications To Help Cover Costs For Organic Certification

Washington - 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...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities For CFAP

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

 

USDA Stands Up New Team To Better Serve Beginning Farmers & Ranchers In North Dakota

Fargo, ND – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers. To institutionalize support for beginning farmers and ranchers and to build...

 

Montana FSA Director: Was Your Operation Impacted By Coronavirus Pandemic? Apply For The Coronavirus Food Assistance Today

Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operation through our...

 

Montana FSA Director: Was Your Operation Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic? Apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Today

Farmers and ranchers feed our state, our nation, and in fact, our world. You work long hours to provide essential resources for us all, and in these challenging times, I want you to know that USDA is here to support you and your operation through...

 

Forage Seeding Crop Insurance Deadline Nears In Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, And Wyoming

Billings, MT - USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming that for the 2021 crop year a Fall Seeded Practice has been added for: 1) Irrigated Alfalfa Forage Seeding in all Montana and...

 

COVID-19 Makes Huge Impact on U.S. Economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions throughout the U.S. red meat and poultry industry. As a result, consumers may find limited availability of some meat items at grocery stores, while...

 

Pesticide Points Announced For Weed Webinars

In a new arrangement with the Montana Department of Agriculture developed in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, individuals will be able to qualify for MT pesticide applicator points from the comfort of their couch or their pickup. The Montana...

 

Changes to Froid Research Farm Webinar Schedule

While COVID-19 has prompted the cancellation of the annual onsite Froid Research Farm Field Day typically held in late June, two live webinars are planned to provide interested participants with important information on range and cropland weeds in...

 

USDA's Farm Aid Package Leaves Malt Barley Growers Behind

"The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program or CFAP gives producers of certain commodities or livestock assistance for losses caused by the coronavirus. The USDA claims that CFAP includes coverage for...

 

Webinar: COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Montana Farmers & Ranchers

There will be a webinar Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 pm MDT. This webinar will discuss financial assistance available to Montana farmers and ranchers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs discussed will include: • USDA Farm Service Agency:...

 

2020 Froid Farm Tour To Be Moved Online, Sidney Tour Cancelled

As is true for so many similar events, the annual Froid Research Farm Field Day typically scheduled for late June has been converted from an on-the-ground event to a new virtual tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists and staff with...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Reminds Montana Producers To Complete Crop Acreage Reports

Bozeman, MT - May 11 - USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices in Montana are currently open to phone and virtual appointments only; but can still work with producers on timely filing crop acreage reports. FSA staff can provide assistance over the...

 

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