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New York State Office

State Executive Director

Jim Barber

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State Office Address

441 S. Salina St
Suite 536
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 477-6300
(315) 477-6323

Welcome to New York Farm Service Agency

The New York offices of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) serve the over 33,000 farms in New York. Agriculture is a vital industry to the economy of the Empire State with over $5 billion in sales annually. FSA County Offices are located throughout the state to deliver a variety of congressionally authorized credit and commodity programs to all of New York's farmers and producers. Through the administration of these programs FSA works to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for America’s farmers. 

The New York FSA State Office is located in Syracuse while our 40 County Offices serve the needs of local farmers. Our staff work diligently in support of the FSA mission: equitably serving all farmers, ranchers and producers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. Please visit our website periodically to obtain the most up-to-date agriculture information affecting you in New York.

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FSA Calendar

Oct 2

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  Coverage Deadline for all perennial grasses, alfalfa, clover, and mixed forage; all small grains such as barley, oats, wheat, and rye; and value loss crops (aquaculture, Christmas trees, finfish, floriculture, ginseng root, ginseng seed, mollusk, mushrooms, and turf grass sod)

Oct 2

Acreage Reporting Deadline for value loss/controlled environment crops for subsequent year (except nursery). Includes Mollusk, Christmas trees, floriculture and turf grass sod.

Oct 9

All Offices Closed for Federal Holiday

Oct 16

Deadline to Apply for the Milk Loss Program

Oct 31

Organic Certification Cost-Share Program Deadline

Nov 15

Acreage Reporting Deadline for Fall Seeded Small Grains

Nov 20

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) Coverage Deadline for perennial fruits and nuts, strawberries, asparagus, ginger, horseradish, and rhubarb 

Jan 13, 2024

Deadline to apply for Inflation Reduction Act Section 22007 – Discrimination Financial Assistance Program


Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - Continuous Enrollment

Want to Work for FSA?

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is one of the agencies under the umbrella of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We provide funding and loans approved by Congress to America's farmers and landowners in the areas of conservation, disaster assistance, price supports commodity, livestock and farm loans. 

We are looking for hard working individuals who have excellent customer service skills and possess the ability to learn how to use policy and the computer to get the job done.  A background in agriculture is preferred but not necessary.   

Click here to see what positions, if any, we are currently hiring for Farm Service Agency in New York. You can also "Save this search" on usajobs.gov to set up an email alert for when new jobs are posted in New York.

FSA Position Chart

The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act

The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program is a new program, authorized by Section 22007(e) of the Inflation Reduction Act, that will provide financial assistance to farmers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to 2021.

Details about the program, including an application and e-filing portal, are available at 22007apply.gov. Applicants can also call the free call center at 1-800-721-0970

Filing an application is FREE and does not require a lawyer.

The application period is open and runs through January 13, 2024.

New York Farm Service Agency State Committee

  • Committee Chair Norman Greig – Red Hook (Dutchess Co.)

  • Larry Eckhardt - Stephentown (Rensselaer Co.)

  • Jill Gould - Pavilion (Genesee Co.)

  • Julian Mangano - Castorland (Lewis Co.)

  • Michael McMahon - Homer (Cortland Co.)

New York Farm Loan Program Handbooks

NY 1-FLP Handbook
NY 2-FLP Handbook
NY 3-FLP Handbook
NY 4-FLP Handbook
NY 5-FLP Handbook
NY 6-FLP Handbook
NY 7-FLP Handbook