The Washington State Farm Service Agency serves the agricultural community through 25 county USDA service centers
and one state office
, located in Spokane.
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.
General and Continuous CRP Start
Many options for farmers to enroll in conservation program. More information available here
Ferruginous Hawk habitat program announced in Adams, Benton and Franklin Counties
- DCP: Feb. 19 – Aug. 2, 2013
- ACRE: Feb. 19 – June 3, 2013
- SURE 2011 Disaster Designation Map
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
5/20/13 – General CRP signup begins for re-enrollment of expiring CRP or new enrollment.
5/27/13 – Offices closed for Memorial Day.
5/31/13 - Final day to obtain commodity loan &/or LDP for 2012 crops of corn, dry peas, grain sorghum, lentils, mustard seed, rice, safflower seed, chickpeas, soybeans and sunflower seed.
6/3/13 – ACRE signup ends. All contract signatures due.
6/7/13 – 2011 SURE signup ends.
6/14/13 – General CRP signup ends.
8/2/13 – DCP signup ends. All contract signatures due.
12/15/12 - Fall Seeded Crops
1/15/13 - Perennial Fruit, Berry and Grapes
7/15/13 - 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.
Help us to provide quality service. Let us know what we are doing well or where we need improvement by sending us your comments
State Executive Director
Washington State FSA
316 W. Boone Avenue, Ste #568
Spokane, WA 99201-2350