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We, the undersigned livestock operators of the Blackfeet Reservation, organize for mutual benefit in order to promote the development and growth of the livestock industry in this area, to provide financial support for furthering activities beneficial to meeting our common goals and objectives as stockmen in this area, and hereby agree to work together without capital stock for the purpose of forming the Blackfeet Nation Stock Growers Association.
Chair: Joe Kipp
Vice Chair: Book St. Goddard
Secretary/Treasurer: Verna Billedeaux
The BNSGA is continually working to develop the marketing of our livestock, to maximize profits for BNSGA members while promoting our high standard of livestock we raise. Please contact Book St. Goddard for more information at (406)845-5495.
A County Petition tax for descendants and non-members is currently in the works. In addition to this, the Montana Dept. of Livestock has the 2020 Per Capita Fee. Descendants and non-members are required to pay the Per Capita to be eligible for LLB funds. More information can be found at http://liv.mt.gov/Centralized-Services/Per-Capita-Fees You can contact Colleen Gustafson at (406)338-5220.
Producers who had livestock on federally managed lands during the recent blizzards, (and are stocking within the appropriate AUM's during the normal grazing period), may be be eligible for ELAP (Emergency Livestock Assistance Program), if they suffered any loss of grazing due to deep snow or flattened grass. Livestock losses may be eligible for LIP (Livestock Indemnity Program) for storm killed livestock.
You have 30 days to file a notice of loss with the FSA. (Blizzards approx. during Sept. 28-Oct. 14, 2019 or until snow melted.) Please contact your local FSA office for assistance. (406) 873-5618 Glacier County, (406) 278-7611 Pondera County
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