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South Dakota State Office

State Executive Director

Jamie White

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200 Fourth St. SW
Room 308
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 352-1160
(855) 243-6003

Welcome to the South Dakota State Farm Service Agency!

Our primary mission is to help South Dakota's farmers and ranchers secure the highest possible financial assistance from USDA programs and play a vital role to the economic survival of South Dakota's rural communities.

South Dakota FSA is proud to continue its strong tradition of providing customer-based service to South Dakota's producers. Please feel free to contact your local county office (USDA Service Center Locator) or our state office in Huron.


South Dakota State Committee

The Farm Service Agency State Committee in South Dakota reviews state and county operations by making decisions on how programs are applied on a state-wide basis. Appeals of County Committee decisions are heard at the state committee level. 


Spotlight

Pandemic Response and Safety Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will soon publish Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grants program to support agricultural stakeholders who haven’t yet received substantial federal financial assistance in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. This grant program will provide assistance to small businesses in certain commodity areas, including small scale specialty crop producers, food processors, manufacturers, distributors and farmers markets.

Eligible entities should visit the PRS grant portal at usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov for complete information on the program, including how to obtain a free of charge DUNS Number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) before applying for this program. Entities can submit their grant applications through the portal beginning September 23.

Lenders Can Now Apply for New Heirs’ Property Relending Program

Intermediary lenders -- cooperatives, credit unions, can now apply for loans through the new Heirs’ Property Relending Program (HPRP) through October 29, 2021.Through HPRP, FSA loans up to $5 million at a 1% interest rate to eligible lenders. Then, those eligible lenders will reloan funds to heirs to help resolve title issues by financing the purchase or consolidation of property interests and financing costs associated with a succession plan. Intermediary lenders should apply using the HPRP application form (FSA-2637), which can be submitted to a farm loan chief at a local USDA Service Center.

Visit www.farmers.gov/heirs/relending to learn more. 

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.