California

In the News

USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning

USDA Resumes Incentives to Grow and Harvest Biomass for Energy and Biobased Products

USDA Designates Lake County in Oregon as a Primary Natural Disaster Area With Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment

USDA Expands Safety Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next Generation Family Members

Minority, Women, New and Beginning, Military Veteran and Urban Producers to Receive Training and Information on Agency Services

Drought information that may be helpful to you

Spotlights

FSA At Work Across California 2015

The USDA Farm Service Agency delivered nearly $414.6 million in federal program payments and loans to California farmers and ranchers during fiscal year 2015. California agriculture benefits greatly from the tireless efforts of our dedicated employees and locally elected County Committees. View our FSA At Work report which breaks payments down by program and county.

Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation

2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is www.fsa.usda.gov/CRPis30. We hope you’ll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months.

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What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?

For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs, please visit our Farm Bill website at www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill


Important Dates and Deadlines for Producers

2017 NAP Closing Dates

Disaster Program Deadlines:
 

November 1, 2016 - 2016 ELAP

January 30, 2017 - 2016 LFP

January 30, 2017 - 2016 LIP

January 30, 2017 - 2016 TAP


Drought Impacting California Agriculture

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Spotlights

 From the State Executive Director

I am honored to serve as the State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in California and I welcome you to our state website. Our primary mission is to assist California's farmers and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity price support, disaster relief, conservation, and other available resources. The hard working men and women of California's 30 county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and they remain the primary contact for program participation and related questions

California's diverse agricultural bounty feeds the entire world and I look forward to working with farmers and ranchers from throughout our great state on the issues and challenges ahead. I encourage you to contact me at FSA's California State Office with any questions you may have about our programs or operations.

Sincerely,

Oscar Gonzales
State Executive Director
fsainfo@ca.usda.gov

Obama Administration Names Appointees to USDA's Farm Service Agency State Committee in California (click here for more information)

Ronald Kelley
(Chairperson)
Reis SoaresMichael HonigPete Navarro

Who we are:

The Farm Service Agency is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Located in all 50 states, our mission is to help American farmers provide reasonably priced food and fiber to the nation and the world.

In California, the State Office is located in the Richard Lyng USDA Building in Davis, California, just west of Sacramento. County Service Centers are located in 30 California towns and serve the needs of area farmers and ranchers. For County Office phone numbers and addresses: County Information pages.

The Farm Service Agency State Committee in California oversees the activities of the agency. The members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture each year. They hear appeals from local farmers and guide the direction of agency policy.


Call or write to us at:  

United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
430 G Street, Suite 4161
Davis, CA 95616-4161
(530) 792-5520