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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...

 

USDA Releases Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Payment Regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released regulations for direct payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). "CFAP provides vital financial assistance to producers of...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Announces Details Of Direct Assistance To Farmers And Ranchers Through The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Washington, DC, May 19 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers imp...

 

Montana FSA: USDA Offers Farm Loans For Farmers And Ranchers Facing Covid-19 Related Challenges

Bozeman, MT - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that FSA offers farm ownership and farm operating loans to agricultural producers who may not find success obtaining loans from their traditional...

 

Ag Producers Feeling The Impact Of COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to impact activity around the world, with the agriculture industry being no exception. The pandemic has hampered exports of American agricultural products, disrupted processing and...

 

Sheep Producers Need To Keep Marketing Options Open

Sheep producers need to keep their marketing options open during the COVID-19 outbreak, says Travis Hoffman, North Dakota State University Extension sheep specialist. "We are undoubtedly in a...

 

Governor Bullock Presses USDA To Allow Locally Produced Meat To Go To Montanans Hardest Hit By COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, April 27 - Montana - Governor Steve Bullock sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow some local processing in order to avoid food waste and get local meat to Montana food banks for Montanans hardest hit...

 
 By Tasha Gibby    Ag Roundup    May 6, 2020

USDA Announces $15 Million For Conservation Innovation Grants

Bozeman, MT - April 29 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today a $15 million investment to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service...

 

Resources Available To Help Consumers, Food Producers In COVID-19 Struggle

The Senate has passed by unanimous consent H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The House is scheduled to vote Thursday, April 23 and President Trump announced he would sign the bill into law. The American Farm...

 
 By Paul Tedrow    News    April 15, 2020

Sidney Boys And Girls Club Marks One Year In New Building

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the MonDak's building passes the one year mark and steps in to assist area youth through the Covid-19 pandemic. Sidney's Boys & Girls Clubs of the MonDak has been...

 

Montana FSA Makes Changes to Farm Loan, Disaster, Conservation & Safety Net Programs to Make it Easier for Customers to Conduct Business

Bozeman – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open in Montana by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing and other...

 

MSU Research On Pest-Fighting Fungi Granted Patent For Biocontrol

BOZEMAN – Research conducted at one of Montana State University’s agricultural research centers was patented in January after the discovery of a group of unique fungi that may lead to strides in combating wheat stem sawfly and Hessian fly, two of...

 

Farm Bureau Highlights Immediate Challenges Facing Agriculture Sector

American Farm Bureau has released its first assessment of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, AFBF President Zippy Duvall pledged...

 

MSU, Partners To Launch Website To Share Resources And Solutions For Farmers And Ranchers Under Stress

BOZEMAN - A group of individuals and organizations from across Montana, led by Montana State University Extension, are collaborating to provide resources and solutions for farmers and ranchers under...

 

USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

Bozeman – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices wi...

 

Hoeven Outlines CARES Act, Relief for Families, Businesses, Health Care Providers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today outlined federal resources made available in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, legislation approved by Congress last week that will provide support to combat the health and...

 

Sen. Cramer Outlines Agriculture Assistance in COVID-19 Phase Three Relief Package during Call with Producers, Elected Leaders

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) spoke with members of North Dakota’s agricultural community today about the assistance for agriculture found in the Phase Three Coronavirus (COVID—19) relief package and about ongoing efforts to...

 

MSU, Partners To Launch Website To Share Resources & Solutions For Farmers & Ranchers Under Stress

Bozeman, MT — A group of individuals and organizations from across Montana, led by Montana State University Extension, are collaborating to provide resources and solutions for farmers and ranchers under stress. “We know from various research...

 

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