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Farm Programs

The Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs (DAFP) is responsible for overseeing and implementing policies and procedures that regulate the delivery of federal farm programs. FSA farm programs help agricultural producers manage market risks, recover from disasters, and conserve and protect America's natural resources.

DAFP administers major portions of the farm bill including FSA's commodity price support activities (commodity loans and loan deficiency payments) and the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, which provide vital income support to that nation's farmers and ranchers. Also, DAFP is responsible for other programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program, the nation's largest private lands conservation program, the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and a variety of other disaster programs.

DAFP carries out its responsibility through three policy divisions and one automation division, which are the:

  • Safety Net Division;
  • Price Support Division;
  • Conservation Division; and
  • Program Delivery Division (automation).

DAFP depends on feedback and participation of state and county FSA committees and field office employees for the successful development of program policies and procedures.