USDA Farm Service Agency
State Executive Director
The nomination period for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committees runs June 15 through Aug. 1, 2018, 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. FSA’s been across the country interviewing current committee members to spotlight their involvement in their county. Read what they have to say and check back each week.
For more information on FSA county committees, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
If your local FSA office is closed due to a natural disaster, call the FSA Texas InfoLine for disaster assistance info: 866-680-6069.
USDA stands with Texas farmers and ranchers as they try to recover from recent natural disasters. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue visited with Texas producers, partners, and stakeholders to personally express the Department's commitment to recovery efforts. USDA agencies provided local Disaster Assistance workshops, helping farmers and ranchers begin to get back on their feet.
(Story by Patrick O’Leary, USDA; Video by Bob Stobaugh, USDA-NRCS Texas)
FSA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service teamed up to create a series of four videos to share valuable USDA and FSA Disaster Assistance program details for farmers and ranchers recovering from the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey.
(Courtesy: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)
FSA's national website for producers to list need or availability of hay.
Producers with either need or availability of hay can also call the Texas Department of Agriculture Hay and Grazing Hotline at 1-877-429-1998, or visit their website at http://www.gotexan.org/HayhotlineHome.aspx.
To offer shelter for animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey, or to report displaced live or dead animals, call the Texas Animal Health Commission: 512-719-0799.
For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by FSA, visit our Farm Bill website:
Read, download, and print the most recent FSA Farm Bill Fact Sheet:
What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?
Since the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, FSA has invested $5.7 billion in federal farm program payments and loans to Texas farmers and ranchers, including $1.9 billion during Fiscal Year 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 - Sept. 30, 2016). Follow the Annual Report links below, which break payments down by year, program, and county.
At FSA, our mission is to do right and feed everyone.
Texas plays a vital role in United States agriculture. We lead the nation in the number of farms, and produce the most cotton, wool, and mohair in America.
The men and women of FSA work to ensure Texas farmers, ranchers, and landowners have access to all technical assistance, funding, and programs FSA has to offer. FSA serves all 254 Texas counties through a network of 173 county offices. The state office headquarters is located in College Station.
Since the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, FSA has invested an average of $1 billion each year into the stability of our state’s agricultural system.
We are committed to providing all available FSA programs throughout the state, including low-interest loans, commodity price support, disaster assistance, and conservation incentives. FSA programs are designed to provide an important safety net for farmers and ranchers during times of economic uncertainty, disaster, and emergency.
FSA is eager to assist all eligible Texas producers' agriculture endeavors. We encourage new customers, including beginning or underserved farmers and ranchers, to review resources available through FSA. We also welcome veterans, many of whom return home to rural communities, to consider agriculture as an option for their next career. We also support the growing group of women farmers who add tremendous value to the agriculture industry.
FSA directly impacts the lives of farmers and ranchers every day. We will continue to assist producers to ensure a safe, affordable, abundant, and nutritious food supply for all consumers.