Welcome to the Missouri Farm Service Agency!

Richard Fordyce, Missouri State DirectorThe dedicated men and women of our agency strive to equitably serve all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs, achieving the mission of FSA in our great state. From cotton and rice in the bootheel region to dairy, beef and poultry operations across multiple counties, corn and soybeans, and everything in between, Missouri agriculture is just as diverse as the programs our agency offers.

We are proud to foster relationships with our sister agencies and industry partners in supporting and promoting rural communities across Missouri. Whether that comes in the form of land and water conservation efforts, access to credit for beginning farmers, financial assistance in times of natural disaster or a microloan for a new bale bed, FSA has a program for that!

Please take a moment to visit other useful topics throughout our website. To find your local county office in Missouri, click here. You may also contact our state office in Columbia.


Richard Fordyce
Missouri FSA
State Executive Director


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Margin Protection Program (MPP) Program Updates - Recorded Webinar

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced changes to the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which has been improved to provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed prices. All producers should review the new options available as the premiums have been reduced for dairies with 5,000,000 pounds of milk or less. The payment calculation has also changed.

CLICK HERE to view a recorded webinar hosted by Missouri FSA and the University of Missouri-Extension to learn more about the program changes.

Upcoming Deadlines
  • May 1 - NAP application closing date for ornamental nursery for subsequent year.
  • May 1 - Beginning of the primary nesting season for Missouri. No maintenance (mowing, spraying, burning or disking) on CRP acreage.
  • May 15 - Final date to report spring oats and potatoes.
  • May 28 - Memorial Day Holiday. FSA offices are closed.
  • May 31 - Final availability date for 2017 Marketing Assistance Loans & LDPs for feed grains, upland cotton, soybeans & minor oilseeds.
  • July 4 - Independence Day Holiday. FSA offices are closed.
  • July 15 - Final date to report CRP, burley tobacco, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, hybrid corn seed, popcorn, rice, soybeans & all other crops. NAP crops must be reported by the final reporting date or 15 days before harvest. (Since the 15th falls on a weekend, reports will be accepted through Monday, July 16.)
  • July 15 - End of the primary nesting season for Missouri. CRP maintenance can begin on July 16.
  • Reports of Failed Acreage must be filed with the County Office before disposition of the crop.

  • 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.

  • Reports of loss under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) must be filed within 30 days after the loss is apparent.

  • Reports of livestock deaths (due to adverse weather) under the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) must be filed within 30 days after the death is apparent. An application for payment must be filed no later than 90 calendar days after the end of the calendar year in which the eligible loss condition occurred.

  • Report any losses for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Program (NAP) within 15 days of when the loss becomes apparent.

Complete List of Deadlines

2018 Customer Calendar (Print Version)

Contact the Missouri State Office at:

Missouri State FSA Office
Parkade Center, Suite 225
601 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-876-0925

Missouri State Office Contacts

Missouri State FSA Committee:

Committee Chair Julie Hurst – Atchison County
Marc Allison – Dade County
Cindy Schroeder – Saline County
Will Spargo – Ripley County
Barbara Wilson – Audrain County

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To subscribe, text your county access code to FSANOW (372-669). To get your county access code, contact your local FSA county office. Standard text messaging rates apply. Expect to receive no more than two text messages from FSA each month, on average. Participants may unsubscribe at any time.

For more in-depth FSA program information, we offer our electronic news bulletin by email. Visit www.fsa.usda.gov/subscribe or contact your local FSA county office.

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