Len McBride, State Executive Director
Welcome to the North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) website. It is our hope that you find the information beneficial to your work in developing and growing your farms and ranches.
The FSA serves all farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. That is important in a state like North Carolina that is at the forefront of delivering food and fiber for not only the nation, but the world. The programs provide NC’s 51,000 agricultural operations with the ability to lead in many commodities. As of 2015, agriculture and agribusiness made up for almost 17% of North Carolina’s gross domestic product. That’s nearly $76 billion contributed by food, fiber and forestry industries. Those same industries account for approximately 663,200 of the NC’s four million employees.
The FSA delivered nearly $227.6 million in federal program payments and loans to North Carolina farmers and ranchers during fiscal year 2015. That includes commodity loans, program, conservation and disaster payments, as well as farm loan obligations. North Carolina agriculture benefits greatly from the tireless efforts of our dedicated employees and locally elected County Committees. Please explore the website to learn about our programs and then contact the staff in the local county office to take advantage of our many programs. We look forward to your call or visit.
Lead Your FSA: 2018 FSA County Committee Election – Vote Today!
Elections are taking place now for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. Eligible voters started receiving ballots the week of Nov. 5, 2018.
Producers must participate or cooperate in an FSA program to be eligible to vote in the county committee election. Farmers and ranchers who supervise and conduct the farming operations of an entire farm, but are not of legal voting age, may also be eligible to vote.
County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. Stop by your local FSA office to learn about the candidates running in your area or look for information in your local FSA GovDelivery monthly electronic bulletin. Not receiving our emails? Sign up today!
Make your vote count! All ballots must be returned to your local FSA office, or postmarked no later than, Dec. 3, 2018.
For more information on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by FSA, please visit our Farm Bill website at www.fsa.usda.gov/farmbill and for an FSA program overview please read, download and/or print our recently posted FSA Farm Bill Fact Sheet titled, What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?
GovDelivery is a free email service that enables FSA County Offices to send bulletins, deadline reminders and newsletters instantly. Sign up now to receive information faster and reduce printing and mailing costs. Sign up for updates.You may also visit your local office for a copy of the newsletter.
United States Department of Agriculture
North Carolina State FSA Office
4407 Bland Road, Suite 175
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875 - 4800
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day Holiday (Offices Closed)