The Washington State Farm Service Agency serves the agricultural community through 25 county USDA service centers and one state office, located in Spokane. The Washington FSA State Committee and locally-elected county committees provide producer input to federal farm programs.
FSA helps to ensure a stable food supply for the nation by supporting American farmers. This is accomplished through the implementation of farm programs authorized by Congress. The programs currently carried out in Washington State are categorized under the following headings.
To find out more about the rules and regulations related to FSA programs click here.
FSA Ensures the civil rights of every individual who requests access to programs administered by the agency.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Tree Assistance Program
TAP provides financial assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines lost by natural disasters.
This Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) describes the potential environmental consequences resulting from the implementation of the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) for Fire blight, Little Cherry Disease and other diseases caused by X-disease phytoplasma in Washington State. TAP is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The environmental analysis process is designed to ensure the public is involved in the process and informed about the potential environmental effects of the proposed action, and to help decision makers take environmental factors into consideration when making decisions related to the proposed action. More
FSA is Hiring!
Washington state FSA has announced the following positions:
Program Technician- Yakima CO
Opens: February 24, 2020
Closes: March 9, 2020
Series/Grade: CO 1101 4/7
Area of consideration: Open to all U.S. Citizens
The full announcement is available in USAJOBS at the following link:
USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Farmers and ranchers know all too well that natural disasters can be a common, and likely a costly, variable to their operation. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has emergency assistance programs to provide financial help when disasters strike. Timely reporting of damage and loss is essential for program participation. Additionally, some of those programs require a disaster designation to trigger eligibility. Agricultural producers can play a vital role in the disaster designation process. Please report crop and livestock losses and damage to agricultural land or structures to your Farm Service Agency county office and your crop insurance agent, if applicable.
Resources Available for Small and Midsize Farmers
USDA has put together several resources for accessing capital, risk management and other issues. The information can be viewed here.
The Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to natural disasters. more
The Tree Assistance Program provides financial relief to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters. The Bi-Partisan Budget Act of of 2018 made several program changes. more
NAP coverage should be purchased at least 30 days before the crop is planted, but no later than the application closing date.
For perennial forage enrolled in NAP coverage, the acreage must be reported by the earlier of: 15 days before harvest or grazing, the normal harvest date in the county, or July 15.
NAP coverage cannot be offered on any crop for which Federal Crop Insurance is available in the county. If you have questions regarding NAP availability or NAP application closing dates, please contact your local FSA office for more information.
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State Executive Director
Washington State FSA
11707 E. Sprague Ave., Ste 303
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
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