June 17, 2013
County Office Committee nomination period begins
August 1, 2013
County Office Committee nominations forms must be postmarked or received by close of business
September 9, 2013
Deadline to apply for emergency loans due to drought in Hawaii County and Maui County
Hawaii CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) Signup
Microloans are helping small, niche and beginning farmers and ranchers meet their goals. The less stringent managerial experience and income verification requirements, along with a simpler loan application makes it easier for producers to apply for up to $35,000 for a wide variety of expenses, such as essential tools and equipment, irrigation, seed, lease rent, fertilizer, utilities, marketing and processing. For more information click here
or call your FSA County Office for an appointment with a loan officer.
January 16, 2013 -
USDA to hold Public Meeting on Maui, January 29, 2013
June 5, 2012
- Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Intends to Appoint Socially-Disadvantaged Farmers as Voting Members of County Committees
May 31, 2012
- Farmers and Ranchers Reimbursed for Transportation Expenses
April 23, 2012 -
Kauai Producers Eligible for Disaster Loans following March Flooding
April 13, 2012 -
Relief from March Rains for Maui and Kauai Producers
March 22, 2012 -
FSA Announces Application Period for Biomass Crop Assistance Program Project Areas
March 21, 2012 -
USDA Announces Implementation of the Emergency Conservation Program
October 6, 2011
- USDA Farm Service Agency Increases Guaranteed Loan Limit
July 21, 2011
– USDA Announces Reimbursement of Transportation Costs for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
September 28, 2011 –
USDA Farm Service Agency Decreases Complaint Rate to Lowest Level in History, While Loans Increase to Socially Disadvantaged Borrowers
September 1, 2011
– FSA Reminds Producers of Disaster Assistance Deadlines
Greetings, Aloha, Talofa & Hafa Adai!
Welcome to the Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency's website.
Please take some time to explore the Hawaii and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency's (FSA) website which includes links to other programs and services within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The website features up to date program notices and fact sheets, deadlines and newsletters, all geared to provide you with critical information at the click of a button. On the website you will also find detailed contact information for local FSA offices and the names of farmer-elected representatives to the FSA County Committees.
I urge you to sign up to receive FSA’s e-newsletters and e-news bulletins here
. Quick, convenient and at no cost to you or your business, FSA’s newsletters will arrive in your e-mail or via text on a monthly basis and e-news items as the “news” happens.
Finally, I urge you to call and schedule an appointment with staff at your local FSA office and learn more about the programs that FSA offers to maximize your business' success. Our staff is deeply committed to support our farm and ranch businesses and will walk you through a host of programs and services including farm loans, payment programs, disaster relief, and conservation programs.
Covering a geographic area the size of the Continental U.S., FSA Hawaii and the Pacific Basin supports a wealth of diverse farms and ranches in terms of size of operations, crops, type of production systems, and markets. Perhaps, more importantly, it is the diversity of the people engaged in agricultural systems that makes this region unique. The cultures, customs, languages and even the business systems are distinctive from place to place whether it is each island within the State of Hawaii or the islands encompassing the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Common Wealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the republics of the Marshall Islands and Palau or the Federated States of Micronesia.
Yet, as diverse as our agricultural communities are, we are all firmly linked by our common commitment and passion for agriculture. Be it producing food for consumption, flowers and plants to enhance the quality of our lives, or the production of fiber for the energy sector, we are all working to assure the successful development of the region's agricultural businesses.
Thank You, Mahalo, Fa’afetai Lava & Si Yu’us Ma’ase
Diane L. Ley
State Executive Director
FSA at Work in Hawaii and the Pacific Basin
- 2011 Fiscal Year Review - PDF Brochure (0.8 MB)