South Carolina

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

Some USDA Service Centers in South Carolina 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.


Farm Service Agency Accepting Nominations for County Committees June 15 through Aug. 1

The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees runs June 15 through Aug. 1, 2020, and elections will take place starting in November.

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


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will provide direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

Beginning May 26, FSA will begin accepting applications for CFAP. To find the latest information on CFAP, including forms and the contact information for your local Service Center, visit farmers.gov/CFAP.


Welcome to the South Carolina State Website

Boone S. Peeler, State Executive Director, South Carolina Farm Service Agency

Boone S. PeelerBoone Peeler, FSA State Executive Director, is a born and raised South Carolinian with deep ties to agriculture in his state. Boone and his wife Laura, a 7th Grade Math Teacher, live in Gaffney with their two girls.  In his spare time, he enjoys cheering on his beloved alma mater, the Clemson University Tigers.


State Committee:

  • Tony Grant, Chairperson – Columbia
  • Bob Battle – Nichols
  • Bill Sarratt – Spartanburg/Gaffney
  • Landy Weathers – Bowman
  • Beth White – York

South Carolina Farm Service Agency State Committee

Left to Right:  Tony Grant – Columbia (Chairman), Bill Sarratt – Spartanburg/Gaffney, Beth White – York, Bob Battle – Nichols, Landy Weathers – Bowman


Contact Us

South Carolina State FSA Office
1927 Thurmond Mall, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29201-2375

Phone: (803) 806-3820
Fax: (855) 563-9305


In the News 
USDA Seeks Applications for Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

For more information, please visit the SC RD website at www.rd.usda.gov/sc.


The Farm Bill Fact Sheet is now “live” online at What’s New: FSA and the 2018 Farm Bill.

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The Farm Service Agency Fence Post is an online newsletter that is updated on an almost daily basis. It contains articles of interest on the agency's programs and departments, as well as success stories from the field. To access Fence Post, visit http://fsa.blogs.govdelivery.com/. Producers can sign up for weekly Fence Post updates by putting an email address in the box that says "Get Email Updates".