Microloans with reduced requirements and a simpler loan application are helping small, niche and beginning farmers and ranchers meet their goals. Apply for up to $50,000 to fund your farm or ranch operation. For more information click here or call your FSA County Office for an appointment with a loan officer.
The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 15 through Aug. 1, 2018, and elections will take place starting in November.
County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. FSA’s been across the country interviewing current committee members to spotlight their involvement in their county. Read what they have to say and check back each week.
For more information on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
Message from the Hawaii and Pacific Basin State Office
Greetings, Aloha, Talofa & Hafa Adai!
Welcome to the Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency's website.
Please take some time to explore the Hawaii and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency's (FSA) website which includes links to other programs and services within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The website features up to date program notices and fact sheets, deadlines and newsletters, all geared to provide you with critical information at the click of a button. On the website you will also find detailed contact information for local FSA offices and the names of farmer-elected representatives to the FSA County Committees.
You are urged to sign up to receive FSA’s e-newsletters and e-news bulletins here. Quick, convenient and at no cost to you or your business, FSA’s newsletters will arrive in your e-mail or via text on a monthly basis and e-news items as the “news” happens.
Finally, you can call to schedule an appointment with staff at your local FSA office and learn more about the programs that FSA offers to maximize your business' success. Farm Service Agency staff are deeply committed to supporting farm and ranch businesses and will walk you through a host of programs and services including farm loans, payment programs, disaster relief, and conservation programs.
Covering a geographic area the size of the Continental U.S., FSA Hawaii and the Pacific Basin supports a wealth of diverse farms and ranches in terms of size of operations, crops, type of production systems, and markets. Perhaps, more importantly, it is the diversity of the people engaged in agricultural systems that makes this region unique. The cultures, customs, languages and even the business systems are distinctive from place to place whether it is each island within the State of Hawaii or the islands encompassing the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Common Wealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Yet, as diverse as our agricultural communities are, we are all firmly linked by our common commitment and passion for agriculture. Be it producing food for consumption, flowers and plants to enhance the quality of our lives, or the production of fiber for the energy sector, we are all working to assure the successful development of the region's agricultural businesses.
Thank You, Mahalo, Fa’afetai Lava & Si Yu’us Ma’ase
Hawaii and Pacific Basin State Office
Hawaii State and Pacific Basin Farm Service Agency Office
P.O. Box 50065
300 Ala Moana Blvd, Rm 5-108
Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 541-2600 extension 2