January 17, 2014
Deadline to return or mail (postmarked) your County Committee Election Ballots to your local County Office
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.
November 15, 2013
– FSA Advises Producers to Anticipate Payment Reductions Due to Mandated Sequester
November 15, 2013
– Obama Administration’s National Drought Resilience Partnership to Help Communities Prepare for Drought
November 01, 2013
- Extension Granted for Providing Supporting Documentation for the 2013 RTCP Program
August 12, 2013
– Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Pro-Growth and Pro-Agriculture
July 9, 2013
– USDA Announces Reimbursement Transportation Cost Program Payments and New Signup for Geographically Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers in Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Pacific Basin
RTCP 2013 Fact Sheet - Spanish
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)