Welcome to the Massachusetts Farm Service Agency
Daniel Smiarowski, Acting State Executive Director
Massachusetts State Farm Service Agency
445 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Massachusetts State Committee:
James Larkin, Chair
Donald Leab, Member
Adrienne Mollor, Member
H. Michael Smolak, Jr., Member
Shelley Szawlowski-Smiarowski, Member
New Microloans Available!
New Microloan program offers simplified loan application process for loans up to $35,000. See News Release
USDA's Farm Service Agency makes and guarantees loans to eligible farmers to buy and operate family sized farms through the Land Contract (LC) Guarantee Program
See how the Farm Service Agency benefitted Massachusetts Agriculture last year.
Prevented Planting - Although field conditions have been favorable for this planting season, please be aware of Prevented Planting (PP) rules. If you are unable to plant intended crop acreage by the final planting date, you should contact your local FSA office. The planting delay must be the result of a natural disaster and documented within 15 days of the final planting date. All PP claims should include supporting documentation and will be spot-checked by FSA.
HEL/WC Determinations - Producers are reminded that all tilled acreage (including one-pass planters) must have a Sod/Swamp determination from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Please review Form AD-1026 and AD-1026A with your local FSA office prior to tilling new acreage. Violations of the 1985 Farm Bill's Highly Erodible Land (HEL) or Wetland Conversion (WC) regulations may affect your eligibility for USDA programs.