USDA Service Centers Open for Business by Phone Appointment Only.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
USDA Service Centers in Georgia will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is closed, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone.
Producers can find Service Center phone numbers at farmers.gov/service-center-locator.
FPAC agencies continue to look at the flexibilities to deliver programs on behalf of producers, just as they have in past situations, such as natural disasters. Farmers and ranchers are resilient and FPAC agencies will continue to deliver the farm safety net programs and resource conservation programs that keep American agriculture in business today and long into the future.
Online services are available to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the farmers.gov portal where producers can view USDA farm loan information and payments and view and track certain USDA program applications and payments. Online NRCS services are available to customers through the Conservation Client Gateway. Customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance, and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll at farmers.gov/sign-in.
For the most current updates on available services and Service Center status visit: farmers.gov/coronavirus.
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FSA 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs (ARCPLC) Signup Deadline March 16, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs. March 16, 2020 is the enrollment and election period deadline for the 2019 crop year.
If all the 2019 producers on a farm do not make a timely unanimous election during the election period, the 2018 elections will continue for 2019 and 2020 and the farm will not be eligible for 2019 payments.
Producers that make a program election and enroll a farm prior to the deadline have the option to change the program election up until the deadline of March 16, 2020.
FSA offices have multiple programs competing for the time and attention of our staff. Contact your FSA County Office and make an appointment to ensure that your elections are made and contracts are enrolled before the March 16, 2020 deadline.
ARC/PLC Upcoming Deadlines:
355 East Hancock Avenue, STOP 100
Athens, Georgia 30601-2775
Phone: (706) 546-2266
Fax: (855) 409-5735
State Executive Director: Rachel Santos, (706) 546-2266
Georgia State Committee:
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. The Georgia Farm Service Agency State Committee oversees the farm program activities of the agency. The members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. They hear appeals from local farmers and guide the direction of farm program related agency policy.