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USDA and Montana State University Extension announce 2014 Farm Bill meetings in 28 Montana communities

BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 10, 2014 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bruce Nelson, USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Regional Director Eric Bashore and Montana State University (MSU) Extension Director Jeff Bader announced the schedule of 28 informational agricultural producer meetings in communities across Montana.

USDA and MSU Extension are conducting the meetings to inform Montana producers about important new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). These meetings will focus on the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) that will be administered by FSA and the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) administered by RMA through federal crop insurance providers. MSU Extension will explain the new online Farm Bill Decision Tool that will be available this fall to assist producers in understanding their options for their farms and ranches.

Producers are invited to attend any of the following public meetings:

 

Montana 2014 Farm Bill Meetings

 

Oct. 15

  • Belgrade, 8 a.m. to noon, Holiday Inn Express (309 West Madison Ave.)

Oct. 16

  • Helena, 2-6 p.m., Upper Conference Room Extension Office at Fairgrounds (98 West Custer Ave.)

Oct. 17

  • Ronan, 8 a.m. to noon, Ronan Community Center (300 3rd Ave., NW)
  • Missoula, 2-6 p.m., Guesthouse Inn and Suites Conference Center Meeting Room (3803 Brooks Street)

Oct. 20

  • Miles City, 2-6 p.m., Miles City Community College, Room 106 (2715 Dickinson St.)

Oct. 21

  • Sidney, 8 a.m. to noon, Extension Office Conference Room (1499 N. Central Ave.)
  • Plentywood, 2-6 p.m., Jubilee Room at the Courthouse (100 W. Laurel Ave.)

Oct. 22

  • Glasgow, 8 a.m. to noon, Cottonwood Inn (45 1st Ave. NE)
  • Wolf Point, 2-6 p.m., Fort Peck Community College Dumont Building (301 Benton St.)

Oct. 23

  • Circle, 8 a.m. to noon, McCone County Fairgrounds Community Building (Half Mile SW of Circle on Highway 200)
  • Glendive, 2-6 p.m., Dawson County Courthouse Community Room (207 W. Bell St.)

Oct. 24

  • Baker, 8 a.m. to noon, Fallon County Fairground Exhibit Hall (3440 Highway 7)

Oct. 27

  • Choteau, 2-6 p.m., Stage Stop Inn Conference Room (1005 Main Ave. N)

Oct. 28

  • Browning, 9 a.m. to noon, Blackfeet Tribal Conference Room (Located in Roland Kennerly Building – New addition NW of the Main Blackfeet Tribal Office)
  • Shelby, 2-6 p.m., Coyote Club Eagles Lodge (137 Main St.)

Oct. 29

  • Conrad, 8 a.m. to noon, Conrad High School Auditorium (308 South Illinois)
  • GreatFalls, 2-6 p.m., (Montana Expo Park [State Fairgrounds] – Trades and Industries Building 400 3rd St. NW)

Oct. 30

  • Fort Benton, 8 a.m. to noon, Ag Center (1205 20th St.)
  • Havre, 2-6 p.m., MSU-Northern Student Union Ballroom (300 West 11th St.)

Oct. 31

  • Malta, 8 a.m. to noon, Great Northern Hotel (2 S 1st St. E)

Nov. 3

  • Lame Deer, 2-6 p.m., Chief Dull Knife College, Room 205 (1 College Dr.)

Nov. 4

  • Crow Agency, 9 a.m. to noon, Little Big Horn College Cultural Center (8645 South Weaver Dr.)
  • Billings, 2-6 p.m., Big Horn Resort and Convention Center (1801 Majestic Lane)

Nov. 5

  • Harlowton, 8 a.m. to noon, Kiwanis Youth Center Facility (204 Third St. NE)
  • Hobson, 2-6 p.m., Bos Terra Feedlot Auditorium (342 Sale Barn Drive)

Nov. 6

  • Rocky Boy Agency, 9 a.m. to noon, Jon Morsette Vocational Technical Center (8294 Upper Box Elder Road, Box Elder)
  • Fort Belknap Agency, 2-6 p.m., Aaniiih Nakoda College, Returning Buffalo Building, Room 209 (269 Blackfeet Avenue/Fort Belknap Agency)

Nov. 10

  • Informational Webinar Details TBA

Nov. 12

  • Whitehall, 2-6 p.m., Whitehall Community Center (11 North Division)



A printable Montana schedule, with local contact information, is available at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/2014mtusdamsufarmbillmtgs.pdf.

For more information, visit MSU Extension’s Farm Bill website at http://www.montana.edu/farmbill, FSA’s national Farm Bill website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill, Montana FSA’s website at www.fsa.usda.gov/mt and RMA’s national Farm Bill website at http://www.rma.usda.gov/news/currentissues/farmbill/.
 

 

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