Farm Service Agency
The wheels of government are grinding again — slowly.
DENVER — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved new designations allowing farmers and ranchers around the West to seek federal aid to get through the drought.
A 1,933 acre ranch two miles east of the Billings city limits goes on the auction block Tuesday.
Snowy Mountain Development Corp. in Lewistown, received a $26,250 planning grant from the Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund through the Montana Department of Commerce. The funds will assist Central Montana Rail with a preliminary engineering report to assess the flood-damaged railroad …
A pilot program called Open Fields for Game Bird Hunters has made 17,000 acres of habitat available in Montana.
CHEYENNE — The federal government has designated 16 Wyoming counties as disaster areas because of the drought and six more also qualify for assistance because they're contiguous to the primary counties.
While thousands of cattle and horses have been displaced by the fires in Eastern Montana, stockgrowers on the western side of the state are bracing for ripple effects to come later this summer.The Southeastern Montana Complex of fires burned more than 308,000 acres near Ashland just as ranch…
CASPER, Wyo. -- Representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday buried a time capsule containing documents, photos and maps from various agencies to celebrate the organization's 150th anniversary.
A federal judge has ordered a Scobey-area farmer to pay $30,000 restitution after he admitted lying to a lender to get favorable treatment on his loans.
WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named the members of a council created in a 2010 settlement to ensure Native American farmers and ranchers have access to Department of Agriculture programs.
It was springtime, and the rocky sod Justin Downs sought to bust turned to shale just beneath the surface. His backhoe bucked across the rocky slab. The Molt farmer made some adjustments and the blade trundled on.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will shutter four offices in Montana and Wyoming as part of the $150 million cost-cutting measure that includes 259 total closures.
The Montana USDA Program is looking for applicants for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Those qualifying include youth who live on or near a Montana Indian reservation who are interested in a career in production…
POWELL . — The Northern Rockies Ranch Practicum School based at Northwest College is gearing up for its first class.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — Carbon County is preparing to ask for disaster assistance to help farmers hurt by spring floods.
RAWLINS - Carbon County leaders are exploring federal disaster aid for farmers and ranchers hurt by historic flooding this spring.
With roughly a quarter-million farm acres unseeded due to rains and flooding, Montana farmers were alarmed Thursday by federal reports that crop seedings surpassed expectations.
For years, Gordon Stoner’s rule for keeping the rain-soaked Northeast Montana soil from swallowing his tractor was to “turn when the ducks fly,” meaning nothing short of a pond would cause him to turn the wheel.
GREAT FALLS - A Montanan has been named acting administrator of the USDA's Farm Service Agency.
High grain prices three of the past four years will be on farmers’ minds Friday as they decide whether to enroll in the federal Conservation Reserve Program.