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FSA Disaster Assistance

Hurricane Irma

Locate your local USDA Service Center.

Emergency Farm Loans

FSA provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.

Emergency loan funds may be used to:

  • Restore or replace essential property
  • Pay all or part of production costs associated with the disaster year
  • Pay essential family living expenses
  • Reorganize the farming operation
  • Refinance certain debts

Find and download an Emergency Loan package

We also encourage you to contact your local office or USDA Service Center to learn more about our programs and the information you will need for a complete application.

2018 Dates and Deadlines

NAP Application Closing Dates


  • For all annually planted crops, both spring and fall.
  • Pecans (If not covered by RMA)


  • Corn, UPCN, FCTB, Soybeans, Peanuts (If not covered by RMA)

NOTE: A crop planted before the application closing date, such as greens, can be insured but coverage will begin 30 days after the application for coverage is filed.

NAP Crop Damage Reporting Date:

Damage to NAP covered crops must be reported to the applicable FSA Office the earlier of 15 days of the date of crop damage or when the damage becomes evident.

For more information on NAP: NAP Fact Sheet

Crop Acreage Reporting Deadlines

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the entire state of Georgia:

  • September 15, 2017: Sweet Corn (planted 7/15 - 8/25)
  • October 15, 2017: Cabbage (planted 7/16 - 9/30)
  • November 15, 2017:  Apiculture, PRF and Perennial Forage (Grass) with intended use of forage or grazing.  NOTE:  This is the deadline for 2018 acreage reporting purposes.  Onions (Planted 9/20 - 10/20)
  • January 15, 2018:  Apples, Blueberries, Canola, Peaches, Rye, Rapeseed, Fall-Seeded Small Grains
  • February 15, 2018:  Onions (Planted 10/21 - 2/1)
  • March 15, 2018:  Cabbage (Planted 10/1 - 2/20), Pecans
  • May 15, 2018:  Sweet Corn (Planted 8/26 - 5/15), Tobacco, Tomatoes (Planted 8/16 - 4/5)
  • July 15, 2018:  All other Crops
  • August 15, 2018:  Tomatoes (Planted 7/1 - 8/15)
  • September 15, 2018:  Sweet Corn (Planted 7/15 - 8/25)
  • October 15, 2018:  Cabbage (Planted 7/16 - 9/30)

The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:

  • If the crop has not been planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.
  • If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendars days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.
  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the NAP-covered crop begins.

For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact your local FSA office.

Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL)

FSFL provides low-interest financing for producers to build or upgrade farm storage and handling facilities. For more information:  FSFL Fact Sheet

Georgia State FSA Office

355 East Hancock Avenue, STOP 100
Athens, Georgia 30601-2775
Phone: (706) 546-2266
Fax: (855) 409-5735
E-mail Us

State Executive Director

Talmadge A. Smith, Sr., (706) 546-2266
(Tas Smith)

Georgia State Committee

Allen Poole, Chairperson, (770) 634-6103

L. G. (Bo) Herndon, Jr., Member, (912) 293-1316 

Meredith M. Rogers, Member, (229) 336-3725

Donnie Smith, Member, (912) 327-9292    

Kevin Cobb, Member, (478) 348-4242                                                                            

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.