The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers and manages farm commodity, credit, conservation, disaster, and loan programs as laid out by Congress through a network of federal, state and county offices.
These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of the agricultural industry and to help farmers adjust production to meet demand. Economically, the desired result of these programs is a steady price range for agricultural commodities for both farmers and consumers.
There are 23 counties in Maryland with 21 County Offices to serve our producers.
FSA Maryland State Executive Director
Linda D. Slacum
Maryland FSA State Office
339 Busch's Frontage Road, Suite 104
Annapolis, MD 21409-5561
Phone: (443) 482-2760
Fax: (410) 757-9265
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.
Notice to Hispanic or Women Farmers and Ranchers: Compensation for Claims of Discrimination If you believe that USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic, or because you are female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. For more information go to http://www.farmerclaims.gov/or call the Farmer and Rancher Call Center at 1.888.508.4429.
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and Assistant Attorney General West Announce Process to Resolve Discrimination Claims of Hispanic and Women Farmers
William Malkus, Chairperson
Malkus, from Cambridge, Maryland, served on the Maryland Governor's Economic Task Force in 2000. He was a member of the National Pork Producers Council and recently served on the Dorchester County Chambers of Commerce.
Pamela S. Callahan
Callahan, from Denton, Maryland, currently farms with her husband in Caroline, Talbot, and Queen Anne's Counties. Callahan farms corn and soybeans and have three poultry houses. She recently served as an advisor to the Caroline County FSA Committee. Callahan is currently employed as a service manager for Atlantic Tractor and works part time as a book keeper for a local trucking firm.
William D. Walmsley
Walmsley, from Chestertown, Maryland, currently owns and operates a 160 acre grain farm in Queen Anne's County. Since 2001, Walmsley has worked for the Centerville National Bank of Maryland. As a Business Development Officer and Ag Loan Representative. He was Farm Loan Chief for the Maryland FSA for over 30 years.