Welcome to the Colorado FSA Website

  • Sept. 30: 2017 NAP Application Closing Date for Barley and Wheat
  • Sept. 30: Final date for some CRP producers to complete mid-contract management activity on CRP acreage
  • Sept. 30 - Final Day to hay CRP if approved by FSA
  • Sept.30: Final date to enroll in the 2017 Margin Protection Program-Dairy (MPP-Dairy) forms at the local USDA Service center
  • Nov. 13: all hay or biomass shall be removed from CRP fields
  • Nov. 15 Deadline to report Apiculture, PRF/Perennial Forage, Fall-Seeded Small Grain Acreage
  • Nov. 20: 2017 NAP application closing date for Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Crapes, Hops, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums and Prunes
  • Dec. 1: 2017 NAP application closing date for Alfalfa, Clover, Grass, Honey, Mixed Forage, Mustard and Vetch
  • Jan. 15: Deadline to certify: Apples, Grapes and Peaches
Ongoing Notice of Loss Requirements:
  • NAP: Submit Notice of Loss within 15 calendar days of the earlier of a natural disaster occurrence, the final planting date if planting is prevented by a natural disaster, the date that damage to the crop or loss of production becomes apparent; or the normal harvest date.
  • ELAP: Submit Notice of Loss the earlier of 30 calendar days of when the loss is apparent or Nov. 1st after the end of the program year in which the loss occurred.
  • Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP): Submit Notice of Loss within 30 calendar days of when the loss is apparent

FSA At Work Across Colorado 2015
FSA At Work Across Colorado 2014

Farm Bill Website and Online Overview of Farm Bill Programs


Colorado State FSA Newsletters

All Prior Colorado Newsletters

2016 Annual Policy Reminders


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 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

View Colorado Presidential Disaster Designations

View USDA Secretarial Designations

FSA Disaster Programs

USDA Hay Net
FSA has a national website for producers to list information concerning the need for or the ability of hay.

Colorado Hay Directory

FSA County
Resources in

FSA - The
 Lender of First

Colorado SAFE Program Fact Sheets
Short Grass Prairie Buffer
Western Slope Grouse Conservation
Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Enhancement
Plains Sharp-tailed Grouse

I am honored to serve as the State Executive Director for USDA Farm Service  Agency (FSA) in Colorado. Our primary mission is to assist Colorado farmers  and ranchers secure the greatest possible benefit from programs administered by FSA such as farm loans, commodity programs, disaster relief, conservations and other available resources.

The hard working women and men of our FSA county and multi-county offices and service centers are at the forefront of our efforts. They are the primary contact for all program participation and other related questions.

Colorado's diverse agriculture is the back bone of the rural economy and an important part of the economic recovery in our great state. I look forward to working, in cooperation with all the employees within FSA and the state committee, with all farmers and ranchers throughout Colorado. I invite you to contact me at FSA's Colorado State Office with any questions you may have about our programs or operations. Our website can also help you learn more about FSA programs and services.

Contact Us

Leland Swenson,
State Executive Director
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2760
PO Box 25426
Denver CO 80225-0426
Phone: 720.544.2876
Cell: 720.425.8342
Fax: 844.860.8228

State Committee:
Armando Valdez (Chairperson)
Marsha R. Daughenbaugh
Anita J. Nein
James Hume
William "Bill" Warren