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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

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.

Pandemic Assistance for Producers

USDA is committed to delivering financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers who have been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions through our new initiative – USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers. Stay updated on announcements under the USDA Pandemic Assistance to Producers initiative at farmers.gov.

Farm Service Agency Now Accepting Nominations for County Committee Members

COC Dates 2021


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

USDA is implementing updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) for producers of agricultural commodities marketed in 2020 who faced market disruptions due to COVID-19. Farm Service Agency will reopen sign-up for CFAP 2 for at least 60 days beginning on April 5, 2021. Learn more about applying for CFAP 2 and other recent CFAP updates.

Important Dates and Deadlines for Producers


April 5, 2021

Reopening of the CFAP 2 Application Period 

July 5, 2021

Independence Day Holiday. FSA Offices Closed

July 15, 2021

2020 ARC-IC Production Certification Deadline to submit yields for Crops enrolled in ARC-IC on FSA-863.

July 15, 2021

Acreage Reporting Deadline for All other crops, CRP/CREP, Perennial Forage, Cover crops

August 2, 2021

Last day to submit Nominations for 2021 FSA County Committee Elections to FSA

August 6, 2021

Last day to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Continuous and CLEAR30

August 15, 2021

Beans (other than soybeans), Cabbage, Hemp 

September 6, 2021

Labor Day Holiday. FSA Offices Closed

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.


Ask the Expert: Understanding the U.S. Drought Monitor; a Q&A with Brian Fuchs

In this Ask the Expert, climatologist Brian Fuchs answers questions about the U.S. Drought Monitor and how it relates to USDA and supports agricultural producers. Brian is part of the team at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that manages the drought map. The drought monitor is an online, weekly map showing the extent and severity of drought across the United States.

Learn more about the U.S. Drought Monitor.


Pennsylvania Fact Sheets

CREP-PA, Delaware River Basin CREP-PA, Ohio River Basin 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 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.


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