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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

Welcome to the Pennsylvania FSA Website


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Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

USDA Service Centers in Pennsylvania are open to limited visitors by appointment only. Contact your Service Center to find out if it is open to limited visitors and to schedule an appointment. You can find contact information at farmers.gov/service-locator. Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff also continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Producers can learn more about how to leverage these digital offerings by visiting https://www.farmers.gov/mydocs.


Important Dates and Deadlines for Producers

July 22
Deadline extended

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase One Deadline

Nov. 11

All Service Centers Closed for Veterans Day

Nov. 15

Final Acreage Reporting Date for Fall-Seeded Small Grains

Nov. 21

NAP Application Closing Date for Apples, Apricots, Berries, Cherries, Chestnuts, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Walnuts

Dec. 9

Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program Registration and Coverage Election Period Ends for 2023

Jan. 2

Final Acreage Reporting Date for Honeybee Colonies

Jan. 15

Final Acreage Reporting Date for Maple Sap, Apples, Grapes, Peaches, and Pears

 

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. 



2022 USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections  

USDA began mailing ballots Nov. 7 for FSA county and urban county committee elections to all eligible agricultural producers and private landowners across the country. Elections are occurring in certain Local Administrative Areas.

To be counted, producers and landowners must return ballots to the local FSA county office or have postmarked by Dec. 5, 2022. County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA. For more information on FSA county committees, visit fsa.usda.gov/elections.


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
  • Janet Lewis - Towanda
  • Ash Richards - Philadelphia
  • 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.