August 1, 2014
County Committee Nomination deadline
September 1, 2014
Deadline to purchase Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program coverage for Value Loss Crops (Aquaculture, Mushrooms, Turfgrass Sod and Floriculture)
September 8, 2014
Deadline to submit applications for the Reimbursement of Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP)
September 15, 2014
Deadline for Hawaii and Maui County producers to apply for Emergency loans
September 17, 2014
Deadline for Hawaii County producers to submit emergency loan application for heavy rains and flooding
November 3, 2014
Deadline to provide supporting documentation for the Reimbursement of Transportation Cost Payment Program (RTCP)
For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by Farm Service Agency, please visit our Farm Bill website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill
The election of responsible agricultural producers to FSA county committees is important to ALL farmers and ranchers with large or small operations. It is crucial that every eligible producer take part in this election because county committees are a direct link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level. Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer. They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers.
Microloans with reduced requirements and a simpler loan application are helping small, niche and beginning farmers and ranchers meet their goals. Apply for up to $35,000 to fund your farm or ranch operation. For more information click here
or call your FSA County Office for an appointment with a loan officer.
June 6, 2014
– Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15
May 23, 2014
– USDA Announces Sign-Up for Reimbursement program
April 15, 2014
– Sign-Up Begins Today for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs Restored by the Farm Bill
April 7, 2014
- USDA’s Farm Service Agency Announces Livestock Disaster Sign-Up Date
March 21, 2014
– USDA Encourages Early Registration for FSA Programs
January 15, 2014
– USDA Designates 2 Counties in Hawaii as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
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