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Pennsylvania State Office

State Executive Director

Heidi Secord

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State Office Address

359 East Park Dr
Suite 1
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 237-2113

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Application Period Open for New Revenue Based Disaster, Pandemic Assistance Programs (ERP 2 and PARP)

The application period for two new financial assistance programs, the Emergency Relief Program Phase Two (ERP 2) and the Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP), is open now through June 2, 2023. ERP 2 addresses revenue losses from natural disasters in 2020 and 2021; producers who qualified under ERP Phase 1 may also qualify for ERP Phase 2. PARP addresses revenue losses in 2020 and is designed to cover gaps in previous pandemic assistance (which was targeted at price loss or lack of market access). 

Producers can learn more about these programs at these links: ERP 2 Fact SheetPARP Fact SheetComparison of ERP 2 and PARP Fact Sheet. Supporting documentation, such as a Schedule F (Form 1040) and Profit or Loss from Farming or similar tax documents for tax years 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 for ERP and calendar years 2018, 2019, and 2020 for PARP, will be important to the application process.

County FSA offices currently are receiving training to implement these programs. Producers interested in these programs are asked to review the fact sheets linked above and begin gathering their tax documentation to assist with the application process. The application window is open through June 2, 2023.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Producers

May 15

FSA begins accepting applications for  Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP) through Oct. 31, 2023

May 26

Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Sign-Up Deadline

May 31

Final Acreage Reporting Date for Nursery Crops

June 2

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two, and 2020 Pandemic Assistance (Pandemic Assistance Revenue Program (PARP) Sign-up Deadline

June 15

Final Acreage Reporting Date for Spring-Seeded Small Grains

July 15

Final Acreage Reporting Date for all other crops, including CRP and Hemp

July 31

Final day to submit an offer for reenrollment in Continuous CRP Signup 59 (including CREP)


The Continuous CRP Signup is ongoing for new acreage.

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) notice of loss must be filed within 30 days of when loss is apparent for livestock and farm-raised fish losses.

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) notice of loss must be filed within 15 days of when loss is apparent for honeybee losses.

Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) notice of loss must be filed within 30 days of when the loss is apparent. 

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 Pennsylvania. You can also "Save this search" on usajobs.gov to set up an email alert for when new jobs are posted in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency State Committee

Each FSA state committee is comprised of three to five members including a designated chairperson. The individuals appointed to serve on this committee for Pennsylvania are:

  • Committee Chair John Good - Germansville
  • Andy Bater - Julian
  • Lisa Freeman - Pittsburgh
  • Janet Lewis - Towanda
  • Heidi L. Witmer – Landisburg

Pennsylvania Fact Sheets

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) PA Delaware River Basin
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) PA Ohio River Basin
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed
USDA Resources for Pennsylvania Maple Producers

About Pennsylvania FSA

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency's home on the web. With over 7.8 million acres of farmland, 58,000 farms, and $1.9 billion in agriculture exports annually, Pennsylvania has a thriving and vibrant 'ag' industry. FSA County Offices located throughout the Commonwealth deliver a variety of congressionally authorized credit and commodity programs to all of Pennsylvania's farmers and producers. For fiscal year 2021, the Pennsylvania FSA provided over $383 million in farm assistance program and loan payments. Through the administration of these programs FSA works to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural Americans. 

Pennsylvania's State Office is located in Harrisburg while our 37 County Offices serve the needs of local farmers and ranchers. 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 Pennsylvania.