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Louisiana State Office

State Executive Director

Ronald Guidry, Jr.

Ronald Guidry, Jr.

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State Office Address

3737 Government Street
Alexandria , LA 71302
(318) 473-7721

Welcome to the Louisiana FSA Website!

The employees of FSA look forward to assisting you as we continue our mission of providing customer based service to Louisiana's farmers and ranchers.

Inflation Reduction Act Assistance for Distressed Borrowers

Since October 2022, USDA has provided approximately $1.5 billion in immediate assistance to more than 24,000 financially distressed direct and guaranteed FSA loan borrowers through the Inflation Reduction Act. 

FSA is currently accepting individual requests for assistance from borrowers who took certain extraordinary measures to avoid delinquency on their direct FSA loans, missed a recent installment, or are unable to make their next scheduled installment. 

For more information on eligibility, or to submit a request for assistance, producers can contact their local USDA Service Center or visit farmers.gov/inflation-reduction-investments/assistance.  

Inflation Reduction Act Section 22007 – Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program is a new program, authorized by Section 22007(e) of the Inflation Reduction Act, that will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to 2021.

Details about the program, including an application and e-filing portal, are available at 22007apply.gov. Applicants can also call the free call center at 1-800-721-0970

Filing an application is FREE and does not require a lawyer. The application period has been extended to January 13, 2024.

County Committee Elections

County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. For more information on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.

Learn About FSA Farm Loan Programs

This booklet is for anyone who is seeking a FSA farm loan. It provides an overview of the USDA Farm Service Agency's Farm programs, loan types, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

This guide is for recipients of FSA farm loans. It clarifies the partnership between FSA and the loan recipient and outlines the responsibilities of both parties.

Are you ready to apply for a farm loan? - Loan Assistance Tool can help:
  • Am I eligible for a FSA Farm Loan?
  • Which loans are right for me?
  • Where can I get help completing the loan application forms?
or contact your local FSA office at http://offices.usda.gov.

Disaster Assistance Available for Louisiana Farmers and Livestock Producers

USDA provides technical and financial assistance to help Louisiana farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by recent storms.

Link to www.farmers.gov/recover

Subscribe to our Updates

FSA provides electronic news on programs direct to your email inbox.  It can help you remember important program announcements, deadlines and requirements so you can effectively utilize FSA programs in your farm operation.  In addition to the newsletter, you also can sign up to receive information through our Farmers.gov text messaging service from your County FSA office.  Our offices will only issue text messages to remind subscribers of timely, important program deadlines or other information. 

Visit farmers.gov/subscribe to sign-up and receive email and text message alerts from your Louisiana County FSA office. 


Producers with farmers.gov accounts can now access farm records and maps online, the latest self-service feature added to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (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.

Important Dates 2023

Oct. 31 Deadline to apply for Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP)
Nov. 6 County Committee election ballots will be mailed to eligible voters
Nov. 10 USDA Service Centers will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day
Nov. 23 USDA Service Centers will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 4 Last day to return County Committee ballots to your local USDA Service Center
Dec. 25 USDA Service Centers will be closed in observance of Christmas Day
Jan. 1 Newly elected County Committee members take office
Jan. 1 USDA Service Centers will be closed in observance of New Year's Day


  • Reports of Failed Acreage must be filed with the County Office before disposition of the crop.
  • Offers for Continuous CRP enrollment are still being accepted.
  • Reports of Prevented Planting Acreage must be filed with the County Office no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date for that county and producers of hand-harvested crops and certain perishable crops must notify FSA within 72 hours of when a loss becomes apparent.
  • Contact FSA right away for notice of loss deadlines and disaster program requirements.

For more information, contact your local USDA FSA County office.