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Indiana State Office

State Executive Director

Susan Houston

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State Office Address

5981 Lakeside Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46278
317-290-3315
855-374-4066

Welcome to the Indiana Farm Service Agency Website


Service Centers Open to Customers via
Phone, Email and In-Person Appointments

In response to COVID-19, USDA FSA Service Centers in Indiana are limiting in-person office visits to by-appointment-only. FSA staff also continue to work with customers via phone, email and other digital tools.  

All Service Center customers wishing to conduct business should call for an appointment. For  offices open to in-person traffic, visitors will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel. Visitors will be required to wear a face covering and adhere to social distancing guidelines during their appointment. 

Call your Service Center to schedule an appointment. You can find contact information at farmers.gov/service-locator.


Lenders Can Now Apply for New Heirs’ Property Relending Program

Intermediary lenders -- cooperatives, credit unions, can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP) through October 29, 2021.Through HPRP, FSA loans up to $5 million at a 1% interest rate to eligible lenders. Then, those eligible lenders will reloan funds to heirs to help resolve title issues by financing the purchase or consolidation of property interests and financing costs associated with a succession plan. Intermediary lenders should apply using the HPRP application form (FSA-2637), which can be submitted to a farm loan chief at a local USDA Service Center.

Visit www.farmers.gov/heirs/relendingto learn more. 


Pandemic Response and Safety Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will soon publish Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grants program to support agricultural stakeholders who haven’t yet received substantial federal financial assistance in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. This grant program will provide assistance to small businesses in certain commodity areas, including small scale specialty crop producers, food processors, manufacturers, distributors and farmers markets.

Eligible entities should visit the PRS grant portal at usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov for complete information on the program, including how to obtain a free of charge DUNS Number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) before applying for this program. Entities can submit their grant applications through the portal beginning September 23.


Pandemic Assistance for Producers

USDA is committed to delivering financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers who have been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions through our new initiative – USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers. Stay updated on announcements under the USDA Pandemic Assistance to Producers initiative at farmers.gov.


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19.

Deadline to apply is October 12, 2021.

Learn more about applying for CFAP 2 and other recent CFAP updates.


FSA Provides Receipt for USDA Services

FSA provides a receipt to customers who request or receive assistance or information on FSA programs.

The 2014 Farm Bill requires a customer receipt to be issued for any agricultural program assistance requested from FSA, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rural Development (RD). Receipts include the date, summary of the visit and any agricultural information, program and/or loan assistance provided to an individual or entity. Electronic receipts for acreage reports began on Aug. 1, 2016.

A service is any information, program, or loan assistance provided whether through an office visit, email, fax, or letter.


Sign Up to Receive Free Electronic News from
Your Local FSA County and/or State Office

GovDelivery is a free email communication service that enables FSA County Offices to send you bulletins, deadline reminders and newsletters instantly. Sign up now to receive information more timely.

Text Alerts are also available by texting the County Shortcode for your local office to FSANOW (372-669).


USDA Expands Farmers.gov to Include Farm Records
 Access your land information in real time

Producers with farmers.gov accounts can now access farm records and maps online, the latest self-service feature added to the USDA website. 

You can quickly and easily access your land information in real time by desktop computer, tablet or phone. Capabilities include:

  • View, print and export detailed farm records such as cropland, base acres, yields, CRP acres, land ownership details, and much more;
  • View, print and export farm/tract maps that can be provided to lenders, chemical or fertilizer providers, and FSA for reporting acreage and crop insurance agents; and
  • Export common land unit (field) boundaries as ESRI shapefiles.

The ability to access these records on demand without a visit to the service center saves you time and money.

To access your information, you’ll will need a USDA eAuth account to login to farmers.gov. After obtaining an eAuth account, producers should visit farmers.gov and sign into the site’s authenticated portal via the Sign In/Sign Up link at the top right of the website. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge are the recommended browsers to access the feature. 

In addition to the self-service features available by logging into farmers.gov, the website also has ample information on USDA programs, including pandemic assistance, farm loans, disaster assistance, conservation programs and crop insurance. Recently, USDA updated the navigation and organization of the site as well as added some new webpages, including “Get Involved,” “Common Forms,” “Translations,” Farm Records Information Fact Sheet, and Farm Record Tutorials. Learn more about these changes

Producer/Customer Quick Reference Guide to Obtaining a Farmers.gov (Level 2) eAuth Account


AskUSDA

Help Our Customers Find What They’re Looking For

At USDA, we strive to be the most efficient, effective, and customer-focused department in the federal government. That starts with the service we deliver to our customers. Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA launched our AskUSDA Contact Center. The AskUSDA Contact Center  serves as the “one front door” for phone, chat, and web inquires, transforming how you can interact with the Department. AskUSDA also offers over five thousand articles on https://ask.usda.gov, providing a self-service option to address the most common issues and questions. 

Whether it’s talking to a USDA representative on the phone, chatting with a live agent on our website, or communicating with us via e-mail, the public now has streamlined access to the Department. 

ASK.USDA.GOV  –  1-833-ONE-USDA  –  ASKUSDA@USDA.GOV