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Nebraska State Office

State Executive Director

Tim Divis

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State Office Address

7131 A Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 437-5581
(844) 930-0237


USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers Includes Reopening of CFAP 2 Signup, Opportunity for Cooperative Agreements, Other Provisions

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

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. Farm Service Agency has reopened sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021. Learn more about applying for CFAP 2 and other recent CFAP updates.

Proposals for Outreach Cooperative Agreements Accepted Now
Farm Service Agency announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. These cooperative agreements will support participation in programs offered by FSA, including those part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Interested organizations must submit proposals by May 5, 2021. Learn more.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

For more information on this legislation, please click here to access the Fact Sheet. There also is additional information at this blog post by FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux.

General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup Deadline Extended

County Farm Service Agency offices across the state are accepting applications for general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. The deadline was originally Feb. 12 but has been extended. The new deadline will be announced at a later time.

CRP provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. CRP signup informational resources, including an educational video, are posted at

For more information on CRP, call your county FSA office to schedule an appointment. To find your nearest office, click here.

Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program Open for Application; Deadline Extended to April 9

The Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) program provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019. The deadline to apply recently was extended to April 9. In Nebraska, this program may be most applicable to quality losses associated with the 2019 excessive moisture/flooding.  

As part of the application process, producers must be able to provide documentation to support claims of quality loss or nutrient loss, such as scale tickets, sales receipts from buyers, settlement sheets, or written sales contracts.

An informational webinar on the program is available. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.

Click here for more information on this program and details regarding how to apply for assistance.

COVID-19 and FSA: Wondering Whether Your FSA Office is Open for In-Person Appointments?

In response to COVID-19, all USDA Service Centers in Nebraska are restricting in-person office visits. However, all Service Centers remain open for business by phone, by email, or by using other online tools.

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

To find out whether your FSA office is open for in-person appointments, go to this clickable map and select your county for details.


Farm Service Agency has programs that can be implemented to assist producers whose operations are negatively impacted by adverse weather.

For example, programs such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Emergency Haying and Grazing and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program use the U.S. Drought Monitor as a program trigger and are valuable when grazing is negatively impacted by drought conditions.

The Livestock Indemnity Program financially assists producers when they suffer loss of livestock, above normal mortality, due to adverse weather. A notice of loss must be filed with the county FSA office within 30 days of when the loss becomes apparent.

The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) can provide some cost-share assistance to rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters. It also can provide cost-share assistance to help restore fences damaged or lost due to natural disaster. Contact your county office about this program before taking any action to repair damages.

There also may be options for assistance through FSA farm loan programs, including the Disaster Set-Aside Program, which allows existing FSA farm loan customers to delay a loan payment, and the Emergency Loan Program. These programs become available when a disaster designation is granted for a county.

To view recent disaster designations, click below

Fact sheets that outline the various disaster programs noted above, as well as other available programs, can be found at this link by scrolling down to the Disaster Protection and Recovery section.

Nebraska FSA GovDelivery Producer Newsletter

About FSA GovDelivery Electronic News Service

GovDelivery, FSA's digital news service, distributes timely information on programs direct to your email inbox. It can help you remember important program deadlines and requirements so you can effectively utilize FSA programs in your farm or ranch operation.

In addition to the email newsletter, you also can sign up to receive information through our GovDelivery text messaging service. Text messages only are issued to remind subscribers of timely, important program deadlines or other information. No more than two texts will be sent in a month, and often, it will be less than that amount. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Click here to subscribe to either the newsletter, text messaging, or both.

FSA Loan Servicing Options

There are options for Farm Service Agency loan customers experiencing financial stress. If you are a borrower who is unable to make payments on a loan, contact your local FSA Farm Loan Manager to learn about the options available to you.

Primary and Preservation Loan Servicing for Delinquent FSA Borrowers Fact Sheet

From the Nebraska FSA State Executive Director

Our primary mission is to help Nebraska farmers and ranchers secure financial assistance from USDA programs through accurate, timely and efficient program delivery.

Nebraska FSA is proud to continue its strong tradition of providing customer-based service to Nebraska producers. The hard-working men and women of our FSA county offices are at the forefront of our efforts and remain the primary contact for program participation. We encourage you to speak with the staff at your local office about how we can be of service. Our website can help you learn more about FSA programs and services and help you locate your local FSA Service Center.

In the event you need additional assistance that you can't get from the local level, please don't hesitate to contact me the State FSA Office at the address or phone number listed below.

With regards,

Tim Divis, Nebraska FSA State Executive Director (Acting)