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In the Spotlight

FSA At Work Across California 2015

The USDA Farm Service Agency delivered nearly $414.6 million in federal program payments and loans to California farmers and ranchers during fiscal year 2015. California agriculture benefits greatly from the tireless efforts of our dedicated employees and locally elected County Committees. View our FSA At Work report which breaks payments down by program and county.

Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation..
2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is We hope you’ll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months.

graphic of Farm Service Agency Conservation Reserve Program 30 logo



For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs, please visit our Farm Bill website at


Important Dates and Deadlines for Producers

Disaster Program Deadlines:
November 1, 2016 - 2016 ELAP
January 30, 2017 - 2016 LFP
January 30, 2017 - 2016 LIP
January 30, 2017 - 2016 TAP


Drought Impacting California Agriculture
  • California Secretarial Drought Declarations - CA Map 2015 (new)
  • US Drought Monitor for CA 2015 (Link)



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In the Spotlight


From the State Executive Director

Oscar Gonzales
I am honored to serve as the State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in California and I welcome you to our state website. Our primary mission is to assist California's farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, and other available resources. The hard working men and women of California's 30 county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and they remain the primary contact for program participation and related questions.

California's diverse agricultural bounty feeds the entire world and I look forward to working with farmers and ranchers from throughout our great state on the issues and challenges ahead. I encourage you to contact me at FSA's California State Office with any questions you may have about our programs or operations.


Oscar Gonzales
State Executive Director


Obama Administration Names Appointees to USDA's Farm Service Agency State Committee in California (click here for more information)

Ronald Kelley
Ronald Kelley

Reis Soares
Reis Soares
Michael Honig
Michael Honig

Pete Navarro
Pete Navarro



Who we are:

The Farm Service Agency is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Located in all 50 states, our mission is to help American farmers provide reasonably priced food and fiber to the nation and the world.

In California, the State Office is located in the Richard Lyng USDA Building in Davis, California, just west of Sacramento. County Service Centers are located in 30 California towns and serve the needs of area farmers and ranchers. For County Office phone numbers and addresses: County Information pages.

The Farm Service Agency State Committee in California oversees the activities of the agency. The members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture each year. They hear appeals from local farmers and guide the direction of agency policy.


Call or write to us at:
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
430 G Street, Suite 4161
Davis, CA 95616-4161
(530) 792-5520





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