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Nevada State Office

State Executive Director

Gus Wegren

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State Office Address

1365 Corporate Blvd
Ste. 200
Reno, NV 89502

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

As proactive health measures are put in effect nationwide to reduce the spread of coronavirus, USDA is taking measures to ensure the safety of its employees and customers. As a result, access to FSA County Offices may be limited. Before visiting a USDA Service Center, contact your office to confirm an in-person or phone appointment. Agricultural producers should visit farmers.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on available services and the latest status of services centers impacted by these locally-specific health measures.

Welcome to the Nevada State FSA Web Site

Agriculture is a big deal in Nevada! The Silver State is home to some of the largest onion and potato producers as well as some of the largest cow-calf counties in the nation. Our high-quality alfalfa and timothy hay is shipped all over the world. Nevada also ships powdered milk from a milk plant, located in Fallon, to China. Our farmers and ranchers also raise sheep, corn, wheat, sorghum, fruits, and vegetables all over the state. Agriculture is our third largest industry. So yes, "We grow things here"!

Despite being the nation's most arid state, new farmers and new types of farmers are springing up all over the Nevada. Since 2007 Nevada has been ranked second among states to add new farmers, a 32% increase since 2007. New types of farmers are springing up from north to south as hydroponics is attracting some of the nation's largest hydroponic companies to our state. Aquaponics is on the rise across the state also. We have a new organic certifying agency. Basin and Range Organics, was formed to certify the increasing number of organic producers.

It's hard to imagine so much innovation and growth in such a dry state. A State where approximately 86% of the land is controlled by public land agencies. Yet, our farmers and ranchers find ways to grow things here!

None of these great Ag stories would be possible without the mission of the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The FSA provides a safety net to producers in times of natural disasters and also provides loan monies to eligible producers. Strong farms and ranches play a key role in the economic success and sustainability in our rural communities. Our staff implemented the 2014 New Farm Bill in near record time.

In addition to our County Offices, our County Committees ensure that farm and ranch voices will be heard through its grassroots structure and approach. Together, we will protect the Ag Culture across our state.

For more information, stop in at your nearest FSA County Office or stop by our State Office located at:

1365 Corporate Blvd, Ste. 200
Reno, NV, 89502


Spotlights

Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections Launch June 14

The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 14 through Aug. 1, 2019, and elections will take place starting in November.

County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, county office employment and other agricultural issues.

Throughout the nomination period, we'll introduce you to county committee members from around the nation. To see their stories and to learn more on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.


MicroLoans are now available up to $35,000.00.

For more information please click on the "State News Release" link.


About Us

The Farm Service Agency in Nevada is headquartered in Reno. There are six county offices primarily located in USDA Service Centers serving 2,829 farms across the State. The six offices are located in Elko, Ely, Fallon, Lovelock, Winnemucca and Yerington.


State Committee (STC) Members

Chairman

  • Debbie Hummel

Members

  • Rachel Buzzetti
  • Randall Emm
  • Michael Phillips
  • Michael Olsen