WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 — In response to a request from Amy Webbink, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Montana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Blaine, Custer and Prairie counties in Montana as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

(WASHINGTON) - The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 31-20. The legislation includes a provision that prevents any funds available to the Department of Transportation from being used to administer or enforce the Electronic Logging Device requirement for livestock haulers in the fiscal year 2018.

(WASHINGTON) - United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner responded to today’s announcement by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that a case of atypical BSE was detected in Alabama:

BOZEMAN, Montana, July 17, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for Montana, Amy Webbink, today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees 

Montana farmers and ranchers are reminded of the following FSA dates and deadlines. Contact your local FSA office for details.