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Pennsylvania State Office

State Executive Director

Dan Smeal

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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


Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

Some USDA Service Centers in Pennsylvania will begin allowing in-person office visits by appointment only. Our program delivery staff will be in the office and work with our producers in person, by phone, by email, or by using other online tools. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business should call ahead to confirm the office’s status and make an appointment before visiting. Visitors will be pre-screened based on health concerns or recent travel and must adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors may also be required to wear a face covering during their appointment


Important Dates and Deadlines for Producers


January 31, 2021

Deadline to apply for 2020 LDPs for wool or unshorn pelts

February 12, 2021

Deadline to sign-up for General CRP

February 15, 2021

President's Day Holiday.  Offices Closed

February 26, 2021

Deadline to apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Additional Assistance

March 5, 2021

Deadline to apply for Quality Loss Adjustment Program (QLA)

March 15, 2021

Deadline to enroll for 2021 Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Program (ARC-PLC)

March 15, 2021

NAP Application Closing Date for Spring-Planted Fruits and Vegetables including Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Hemp, Lettuce, Melons, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Squash, and Tomatoes

FSA's 2018 Farm Bill website

Resources for New Farmers

Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers


Sign up to receive Electronic News and Updates

Due to limited budgets FSA is unable to continue sending Newsletters to producers via standard mail. In order to stay informed about important program information and deadlines, you should sign up to receive FSA News direct to your email or Smart-phone.

This electronic news service - GovDelivery - is free and convenient.

To sign up, visit www.govdelivery.com.


Pennsylvania Fact Sheets

CREP-PA, Delaware River Basin CREP-PA, Ohio River Basin CREP-PA, Chesapeake Bay Watershed


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 2015, the Pennsylvania FSA provided over $113 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. See FSA At Work Across Pennsylvania.

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.


PA State Committee

Front Row: Former State Executive Director Gary Groves, State Committee Chair Bonnie Wenger.

Back Row: State Committee Members Doug Graybill, George Greig, Bill Hoover.
Not pictured: Barron "Boots" Hetherington.


Meet the State Committee

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced the individuals who will serve on the Pennsylvania USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. The state committee is responsible for the oversight of farm programs and county committee operations, resolving appeals from the agriculture community, and helping to keep producers informed about FSA programs.

Each state committee has five members, one chairperson and four members. The individuals appointed to serve on this committee include:

Committee Chair Bonnie Wenger - Lebanon
George Greig - Linesville
Doug Graybill - Granville Summit
Barron "Boots" Hetherington - Ringtown
Bill Hoover - Tyrone


Contact the Pennsylvania State Office

Click here to view the Pennsylvania State Office Directory