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New Jersey State Office

State Executive Director

Robert Andrzejczak

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State Office Address

300 Clocktower Dr
Suite 202
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
(609) 587-0104
(855) 305-6635

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New Jersey Service Centers COVID Status

With Covid-19 cases rising throughout the country, some county offices are no longer accepting in-person visitors. This portion of the website will be updated weekly, but it is advised that you call your local office to inquire whether your local office is impacted. Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. 

Week of August 15th - All FSA and NRCS Offices in New Jersey are currently accepting in-person visitors, appointments are no longer required, but are encouraged, especially in offices where staffing levels have been reduced. 

Service CenterPhone NumberMasking RequiredReduced Staff
Columbus Service Center609-267-1639YesNo
Freehold Service Center732-462-0075YesNo
Frenchtown Service Center908-782-4614NoNo
Hackettstown Service Center*908-852-2576NoNo
Vineland Service Center*856-205-1225NoNo
Woodstown Service Center856-769-1126YesNo

Dial extension 2 for FSA, 3 for NRCS, and 4 for RD 

(*Offices with Rural Development and FSA Farm Loans)


About New Jersey FSA

The Farm Service Agency is a safety outlet for producers. It helps ensure:

  • The well-being of American Agriculture, the environment, and the American People though efficient and equitable administration of farm commodity programs;
  • Farm ownership, operating, and emergency loans;
  • Conservation and environmental programs;
  • Emergency and disaster assistance;
  • Domestic and international food assistance and international export credit programs.

Our Goals are to:

  • Stabilize Farm Income
  • Help Farmers Conserve Land and Water Resources
  • Provide Credit to New or Disadvantaged Farmers
  • Help Farm Operations Recover From the Effects of Disaster

FSA has six regional county offices. Click here to find your office.


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Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

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.

Click below to access your Service Center election information:     

Important Election Dates

June 1, 2022
The nomination period begins. Request nomination forms from your local USDA Service Center or download from this site.

Aug. 1, 2022
Last day to file nomination forms at the local USDA Service Center.

Nov. 7, 2022
Ballots mailed to eligible voters.

Dec. 5, 2022
Last day to return voted ballots to the USDA Service Center.

Jan. 1, 2023
Newly elected county committee members take office.

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Farm Service Agency is Seeking Loss Adjusters

The Farm Service Agency is seeking to hire loss adjuster (LA) throughout the state. LAs are:

  • required to have knowledge of field crops and specialty crops, as well as a thorough understanding and execution of crop adjusting guidelines and program provisions, as applicable to FSA programs. LA’s are self-employed; therefore, health and retirement benefits are not provided. LA’s are responsible for paying all taxes on earned income.
  • responsible for obtaining equipment necessary to perform required inspection/appraisal duties. Some equipment such as cameras and GPS measuring devices may be available through the FSA county office.
  • required to complete training 

Click here for complete job description. For additional information please contact Aly Dyson, NJ FSA Farm Program Disaster Specialist, Alyson.Dyson@usda.gov, 609-438-3147 .

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Don't Risk Your USDA Benefits - Food Security Act 

In order to maintain eligibility for most USDA programs, producers must comply with the Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions, agreeing they will not:

  • Produce an agricultural commodity on highly erodible land without an adequate conservation system;
  • Plant an agricultural commodity on a converted wetland;
  • Convert a wetland to make possible the production of an agricultural commodity.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for providing program participants technical assistance and determinations to assist them in complying with the provisions.

We invite you to reach out to your local USDA Service Center if you have any questions.

New Jersey HELC/WC Fact Sheets:

New Jersey Highly Erodible Land fact sheet

New Jersey Gully Erosion fact sheet

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Please reach out your local FSA office if you or anyone you know has experienced crop or farm property damage as a result of recent weather events. This informatPumpkin Damageion is vital for emergency declarations which make additional assistance available to you and your peers.

Farm Service Agency has programs to assist with fruit trees, berry bushes, ornamental, and vine losses as well as losses of livestock, honeybees, and farm raised fish. These programs are not insurance programs and do not require purchasing coverage prior to the weather event or disaster (excludes NAP). Click on the links below for information on some of our programs:

Crop Damage

Property Damage

If you have crop coverage under the Non Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and feel that the weather has affected your covered crop
please make sure you contact your local FSA office immediately (within 72 hours). If you would like to sign up for NAP contact your local FSA office for details.

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Disaster Designations

Farmers in the following counties are eligible for Emergency Loans through the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)

There are no active declarations/designations at this time

Please contact your local County Office for more information or visit our Emergency Loan website at https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/emergency-farm-loans/index or read the Disaster Designations Fact Sheet by clicking here.

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About New Jersey Agriculture!

New Jersey, known as the Garden State, has a vast diversity of landscapes and is a unique combination of densely populated urban centers and open agricultural areas. For a small state, agriculture in New Jersey is quite significant with more than 100 crops being produced. Despite legislative and public pressures, high input costs, and the second highest per-acre market value of farmland in the nation, 16% of New Jersey land is dedicated to agriculture production and the ag industry contributes $987 million to the state’s economy.

The Garden State is 3rd in the nation for producing Cranberries, Peaches and Spinach; 4th in Bell Pepper production; 6th in Blueberries, Cucumbers, and Squash; and 7th in Tomatoes. Other major commodities are nursery, berries, equine and aquaculture.

Check out the video below to find out more about Morris Gbolo of World Crops Farms who take advantage of FSA Loans and Programs to help keep the garden in the Garden State.

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Double-Cropping

Each year, state committees will review and approve or disapprove county committee recommended changes or additions to specific combinations of crops.

Double-cropping is approved when the two specific crops have the capability to be planted and carried to maturity for the intended use, as reported by the producer, on the same acreage within a crop year under normal growing conditions. The specific combination of crops recommended by the county committee must be approved by the state committee.

Double-cropping is approved in New Jersey on a county-by-county basis. Click here to see the 2022 Approved Double Cropping Combination list or contact your local FSA Office for a list of approved double-cropping combinations for your county.

A crop following a cover crop terminated according to termination guidelines is approved double cropping and these combinations do not have to be approved by the state committee.

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New Jersey Accomplishments

See how the Farm Service Agency has benefited New Jersey Agriculture!

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Resources for Small & Mid-Size Farmers

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Your New Jersey State FSA Committee

  • Committee Chair Alfred Murray - Audubon
  • Erick Doyle - Flemington
  • Rajesh Sinha - Sandyston
  • Anna Trapani - Clarksburg

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