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.
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.
*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.
Enrollment Begins for New Dairy Program
Beginning September 2, 2014, dairy farmers can begin enrolling in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The program replaces the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program.
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
12/15/13 - Fall Seeded Crops
1/15/14 - Perennial Fruit, Berry and Grapes
7/15/14 - Spring Seeded Crops, CRP
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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State Executive Director
Washington State FSA
316 W. Boone Avenue, Ste #568
Spokane, WA 99201-2350