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Farm Programs

North Carolina State Programs (919) 875-4817






















The compliance activities relate to agency responsibilities which ensure that producers are in compliance with program regulations in order to be eligible for program benefits. Included in these activities are producer reports of crop acreages and land uses, aerial observation, field inspections and assessing penalties associated with producer violations.


Aerial Photography

FSA's aerial photographs of farmlands are used extensively by government and private organizations and the public. The county offices have their aerial photographs, but aerial maps for the State of North Carolina are kept in the State Office, contact the Compliance Division for more information.







  • Cathy Moore, Management Information Systems Coordinator (eGov) (919)875-4834


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Farm Loan Division


North Carolina State FLP Division (919)875-4850










North Carolina Loan Information

On September 30, 2000, 1975 borrowers were indebted under the Direct Loan program, and 1000 borrowers had loans Guaranteed by the agency in North Carolina. In the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, the agency made a total of 767 loans for a total of $88,937,270. See our loan information chart which describes maximum loan amounts, rates, term, and use of proceeds

All loans are processed through FSA local county offices. Producers should first contact these offices for specific information or for applications. For information on contacting your local county office, click the "county offices" button on this page.



Price Support Division

Commodity Loan Program

North Carolina administers commodity loan programs for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, oilseeds, peanuts and upland cotton. The Agency provides operating personnel for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), which supports the prices of some agricultural commodities through loans and purchases. This provides farmers with interim financing, and helps maintain balanced and adequate supplies of farm commodities and their orderly distribution, throughout the year and during times of surplus and scarcity.


North Carolina's average peanut production is 7,000 peanut farmers; 150,000 acres; 450 million pounds producers annually; 3,000 pounds per acre average production. North Carolina producers 10 to 20 percent of the nations peanuts annually.





Production Adjustment Division

Farm Reconstitutions (Recons)

A reconstitution is a change in the land and constituting a farm as a result of combining or dividing tracts or farms. Because of crop rotations and diversity in farming, reconstitutions are a vital part of farming in North Carolina. There are many reconstitutions filed throughout the state each year.

Boll Weevil Eradication Program (BWEP)

The purpose of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program is to eradicate the Boll Weevil and ensure that the pest is not re-introduced. The program provides a direct service to growers by eliminating the weevil as a viable pest and permits cotton to be economically grown. Efforts include trapping the weevil in all cotton fields in North Carolina. There were 958,904 acres of cotton planted on 13,045 farms in North Carolina in 2001. The program is regulated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division, Plant Protection Section, 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Assessments are collected by the Farm Service Agency offices in each county and forwarded to NCDA and CS for processing.

Payment Limitations

These programs ensure that producers do not exceed statutory limitations on payments and meet eligibility requirements.

Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA)

Any foreign person who acquires or transfers any interest, other than a security interest, in agricultural land shall submit a report to the Secretary of Agriculture. These foreign persons are also required to report changes in land use from nonagricultural to agricultural, agricultural to nonagricultural, non-foreign to foreign, foreign to non-foreign, foreign to foreign and any change in legal addresses. These reports are reported to the Farm Service Agency office.





Date Last Modified: May 12, 2010

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