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.
Ag Agencies Conduct Listening Sessions for Specialty Crop Growers
FSA, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the Risk Management Agency are holding two listening sessions to hear from specialty crop growers to find out about their safety net needs and expectations.
To learn more about the listening sessions, click here
County Committee Election Results Posted
For a list of newly elected County Committee members, please click here
Sheryl Hagen-Zakarison appointed to the State Committee
Whitman County producer Sheryl Hagen-Zakarison has been appointed to take the place of retiring committee member Lennie Davis. Don Olmstead, Jr. has been appointed as the new chair.
For more information, click here
FSA Advises Producers to Anticipate Payment Reductions Due to Mandated Sequester
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in FY2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration.
To learn more about sequester reductions, click here
FSA to Make ACRE Payments for 2012 Lentils
The Farm Service Agency is making Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program payments for 2012 lentils. ACRE payments are issued when two conditions are met for a commodity. The first condition is met when the Actual State Revenue falls below the State ACRE Guarantee. The second condition is met when the Actual Farm Revenue falls below the Farm ACRE Guarantee.
For lentils the State ACRE Guarantee was met for 2012. If a producer’s farm trigger is also met, the payment will be $11.52 per acre of lentils, adjusted by the farm productivity index.
Ferruginous Hawk habitat program announced in Adams, Benton and Franklin Counties
Historical Aerial Photographs Available
The USDA’s Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO) is making available high quality aerial photographs. The field office lab can print photos on site from more than 70,000 rolls of film acquired over the years of acquiring aerial photographs to support federal farm programs. Learn more or order from the APFO
Step by step ordering instructions
12/15/13 - Fall Seeded Crops
1/15/14 - Perennial Fruit, Berry and Grapes
7/15/14 - Spring Seeded Crops, CRP
5/1/13 – Ornamental nursery
8/31/13 – Artichokes; aquaculture; beets (for stecklings); cabbage (for seed or fresh); canola; carrots (for seed, fresh or processing); 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.
9/30/13 – Garlic; mint; perennial grazing, forage, mixed forage and forage seed crops; wheat.
11/20/13 - All Perennial crops not listed under the 9/30 category (asparagus, berries, grapes, honey, hops, tree fruits and nuts.
3/15/14 – Beets (for seed or fresh); buckwheat; camelina; 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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State Executive Director
Washington State FSA
316 W. Boone Avenue, Ste #568
Spokane, WA 99201-2350