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The Washington State Farm Service Agency serves the agricultural community through 25 county USDA service centers and one state office, located in Spokane. The Washington FSA State Committee and locally-elected county committees provide producer input to federal farm programs.
  • List of county/state committees and their meeting schedules.

 
FSA helps to ensure a stable food supply for the nation by supporting American farmers. This is accomplished through the implementation of farm programs authorized by Congress.

 
The programs currently carried out in Washington State are categorized under the following headings.

 
To find out more about the rules and regulations related to FSA programs click here.

 

 

 

 
Employment Opportunities
Position: Program Technician, Temporary
Location: Prosser, WA
Salary: Based on qualifications
Closing Date: Dec. 26, 2014

 

 
Employment Opportunities
Position: Program Technician, Temporary
Location: Spoakne, WA
Salary: Based on qualifications
Closing Date: Dec. 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
In the News
Enrollment Extended for New Dairy Program
USDA has extended the deadline to sign up for the dairy Margin Protection Program until Dec. 19, 2014. The program replaces the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program.
  • Exetended Signup until Dec. 19

 

 

 
USDA Announces New Risk Management Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the highly anticipated new Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades.
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*FIRE RECOVERY* – FSA Offers Disaster Relief Programs for Farmers and Ranchers
  • FSA asks farmers and ranchers to report and document losses. News.
  • FSA can help offset financial costs associated with loss of livestock, feed, and more. News.

 
USDA Announces Programs to Conserve Sensitive Land and Help Beginning Farmers
FSA offers Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contract extensions, Continuous CRP and the Transition Incentives Program (TIP) - news.
Options for Expiring CRP Contracts Brochure.
Resources Available for Small and Midsize Farmers
USDA has put together several resources for accessing capital, risk management and other issues. The information can be viewed here.

 

 

 
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

 

 

 
9/29/14 to 2/27/15 – Base acre reallocation and yield updates

 

 
11/17/14 to 3/31/15 – ARC/PLC program selection

 

 
12/19/14 – Deadline to apply for calendar year 2014 and/or 2015 of the MPP-Dairy program (New Extended Deadline)

 
1/14/15 – New NAP buy-up deadline for crops in which the application deadline has past

 

 
1/30/15 - Deadline to request early CRP contract termination

 

 
Mid-April 2015 to Summer 2015 – ARC/PLC enrollment (for 2014/2015)

 

 
CROP ACREAGE REPORTING DATES FOR 2015 CROP YEAR

 
12/15/14 - Fall Seeded Crops
1/15/15 - Perennial Fruit, Berry and Grapes

 
7/15/15 - Spring Seeded Crops, CRP

 

 

 
NAP APPLICATION CLOSING DATES FOR 2015 CROPS
Note - Producers have until January 14 to request buy-up for those crops for which the NAP application closing date has passed. (For WA state, crops with the 8/31 and 9/30 and 11/20 deadlines)
5/1/14 – Ornamental nursery
9/02/14 – Artichokes; aquaculture; beets (for stecklings); cabbage (for seed or fresh); canola; carrots (for seed); cauliflower (for seed or fresh); Christmas trees; floriculture; mushrooms; onions (for seed, fresh or processing); rapeseed; rutabaga (for seed or fresh); turf grass sod; turnips (for seed or fresh); and any other fall planted crops not mentioned in other closing dates.

 
9/30/14 – Garlic; mint; perennial grazing, forage, mixed forage and forage seed crops; wheat.

 
11/20/14 - All Perennial crops not listed under the 9/30 category; asparagus; berries; grapes; honey; hops; tree fruits and nuts.

 
3/15/15 – Beets (for seed or fresh); buckwheat; camelina; carrots (for fresh or processing); mustard; radish (for seed or fresh); small grain forages (wheat, barley, oats, peas); and any other spring planted crops not mentioned in other closing dates.

 
NAP coverage should be purchased at least 30 days before the crop is planted, but no later than the application closing date.

 
NAP coverage cannot be offered on any crop for which Federal Crop Insurance is available in the county. If you have questions regarding NAP availability or NAP application closing dates, please contact your local FSA office for more information.

 

 

 
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Judy Olson
State Executive Director
Contact us at:
Washington State FSA
316 W. Boone Avenue, Ste #568
Spokane, WA 99201-2350
(509) 323-3000
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