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Jul 21, 2017

Tester Secures Extra Help for Montana Farmers Facing Extreme Drought

(Big Sandy, Mont.) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be sending extra staff to drought-stricken Montana counties.

The USDA will be sending 10 additional employees to Richland, Sheridan, McCone, Daniels, Fergus, Carter/Fallon, Garfield, Prairie, Rosebud/Treasure, and Wibaux counties. The additional staff will be on hand to help farmers and ranchers apply for disaster assistance.

"As we face some really tough times in Montana agriculture, these additional staff members will bring some much needed relief to eastern Montana," said Tester. "If farmers and ranchers are having any trouble accessing USDA resources they should reach out to my office, we're happy to help."

Last month, Tester requested the USDA prioritize approving applications for producers in extreme drought designated areas.

Farmers and ranchers needing assistance can contact their local Farm Service Agency office or Tester's Agriculture Liaison Jesse Anderson at 406.449.5401.



Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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