Please see the news releases "USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses Affected by Flooding..." and "USDA Offers Flood Impacted West Virginia Farmers..." for further information.
For more assistance on our Emergency Loans and Programs please click on the County Offices link in the Related Topics section on the left and contact the corresponding local office that you are located in.
Current News Headline Summary for the Year 2016
USDA Expands Safety-Net for Dairy Operations Adding Next-Generation Family Members (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)
Farm Service Agency Annual Policy Reminders
Farm Service Agency works hard to get information to you in a timely manner regarding our programs and policies. This news bulletin provides a list of important FSA annual policy reminders. Many of these reminders include important information that will assist you in maintaining federal farm program eligibility for your operation. Sending all program reminders in this one, nationally-issued news bulletin places all of these annual reminders in one location providing a single reference to specific things you must do to remain eligible for USDA programs.
ANNUAL POLICY REMINDERS (PDF 165 KB)
Remember, whenever you have questions you can always contact your local FSA office offices.usda.gov, look online at the FSA website www.fsa.usda.gov or ask a specific question online at http://askfsa.custhelp.com/.
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.
Richard "Rick" V. Snuffer II
FSA State Executive Director for West Virginia
Richard "Rick" V. Snuffer II has 34 years of service with USDA. Rick's career in West Virginia began with ASCS as a County Operations Trainee in 1980. Since that time he has served as County Executive Director in two counties, and then served as Automation Coordinator for 20 years. His most recent service was as the State Outreach and Communications Coordinator. He has received numerous awards during his career including the FSA Administrator's Award for his outstanding service as Automation Coordinator. Rick was born, raised and educated in Raleigh County. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 1977 with a B.S. in Animal Science. In 1978, he acted as a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Animal Science while working on his Masters in Vocational Agriculture. In 1978, Rick was hired as the first teacher of Vocational Agriculture in Fayette County, where he taught for two years and developed the new program. He is also well known for his farming enterprise Snuffer and Sons Angus Farms. He has served as a member of the Raleigh County Board of Education since 2003. He is married to Peggy Livengood and is the father of three children and three step children: Mandy, Ericka, Vinson, Amanda, Jonathan and Justin. He also has five grandchildren: Zadie, Janie, Becca Anne, Tristan and Asher.
West Virginia State Committee Members
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 West Virginia, the State Office is located in Morgantown, West Virginia. County Service Centers are located in 23 West Virginia towns and serve the needs of area farmers and ranchers. For County Office phone numbers and addresses please view the County Information Site.
The Farm Service Agency State Committee in West Virginia 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.
West Virginia State FSA Office
1550 Earl Core Road, Suite 102
Morgantown, WV 26505-5886
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.