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Federal Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Administrator Wheeler Issues Statement on Use of M-44 Devices to Control Wild Animals
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following statement by Administrator Andrew Wheeler on the use of M-44 devices to control wild animals that prey on livestock and other animals: "I am announcing a withdrawal of EPA's interim registration review decision on sodium cyanide, the compound used in M-44 devices to control wild predators. This issue warrants further analysis and additional discussions by EPA with the registrants of this predacide. USDA is the prima  more

EPA Awards Montana Department of Environmental Quality $1,041,000 to Protect Water Quality
HELENA, Montana, Aug. 15 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - EPA partners with the state to protect and restore watersheds, streams and groundwater * * * The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,041,000 to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MTDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program (NPS) Clean Water Act Section 319 grant. This grant is given to states to implement   more

Hopa Mountain to Receive $75,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $75,000 cooperative agreement to the Hopa Mountain of Bozeman, Montana, for providing American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth organizations with a place-based cultural experience in their ancestral homelands that are now national park units. The agency description of the grant states: "Project Goals are to introduce native youth to careers in the NPS that all  more

Joe Kesler Declared Re-Elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Board of Directors
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 16 -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, a district bank in the Federal Home Loan Bank System, issued the following news: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (the Bank) is pleased to announce that Joe Kesler was recently re-elected as a director to the Bank's board. Mr. Kesler will serve as the Montana member director on the Bank's board for a four-year term commencing January 1, 2020. Mr. Kesler is the incumbent Montana member director, with his current term   more

Mont. U.S. Attorney: Montana Native Women's Coalition Board Ex-Treasurer Charged With Embezzlement of Grant Money
BILLINGS, Montana, Aug. 13 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana, Kurt G. Alme, issued the following news release: The former board treasurer of the Montana Native Women's Coalition was arraigned today on charges in a 10-count indictment accusing her, along with the Coalition's ex-chairwoman, of stealing federal grant funds to make unapproved trips to Las Vegas and to receive other unauthorized benefits, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said. Barbara Mary Daychief, 43, of Browning, pleaded n  more

NASS - Montana Field Office: Crop Production - August 2019
HELENA, Montana, Aug. 12 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Montana Field Office issued the following news release: Based on August 1 conditions, oat production in Montana is forecast at 1.41 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 18 percent from the July 1 forecast and up 43 percent from the 2018  more