State Programs

Meet Our Key Program Contacts:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our programs, feel free to contact us at 651-602-7700. Listed below are the chief program specialists for each of our program sections.

Program SectionContact
Conservation/ Price SupportAngela Hanson
Common/ ComplianceLaurie Moss
Disaster/ ProductionCassie Buck
Farm LoanStuart Shelstad

National Programs

Below you will see a list of common programs administered in Minnesota FSA offices. This is not a comprehensive list of all programs offered by FSA. To see if we have a program right for your unique situation, or to discuss a program that is not listed on our page, please contact your local Service Center to speak with our knowledgeable staff.

Conservation and Price Support Programs

Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFL) - The FSFL program offers low interest loans for construction of new grain, biomass, hay, or cold storage facilities.

Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL) - MAL is a low interest, short-term commodity loan that makes it possible for producers to store their grain while prices are typically lower and still have funds to maintain their operating expenses.

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - CRP is a 10- 15 year contract program for cropland. In exchange for an annual payment, landowners and/or operators agree to plant a conservation cover and maintain it for the life of the applicable contract.

More on FSA’s Conservation Programs

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Disaster and Production Programs

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) - NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster.

Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) - MPP-Dairy is a voluntary risk management program for dairy producers. MPP-Dairy offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage Program (PLC) - This is new under the 2014 Farm Bill. ARC and PLC combine provisions from previous programs delivered by the FSA (the counter-cyclical portion of the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program, the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program) with revenue insurance delivered by the Risk Management Agency.

More on FSA’s Disaster Assistance Programs

Farm Loan Programs

Direct Farm Operating Loans and Microloans- Eligible applicants may obtain direct loans for up to a maximum indebtedness of $300,000 and a direct operating Microloan for up to a maximum indebtedness of $50,000. Guaranteed farm loans are also available through FSA.

Youth Loans- FSA makes loans to individual youths to establish and operate income-producing projects of modest size in connection with their participation in 4-H clubs, FFA and similar organizations.

Emergency Loans- The purpose of the Emergency Farm Loan is to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters or quarantine.

More on FSA’s Farm Loan Programs

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