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Washington State Office

State Executive Director

Jon Wyss

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State Office Address

11707 E. Sprague Ave.
Ste 303
Spokane, WA 99206
(509) 323-3000
(855) 843-1172

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.

Upcoming Program Deadlines

Feb. 2, 2024 Final date to submit a late-filed 2023 application for the Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Feb. 29, 2024 Deadline to submit a 2023 Notice of Loss, Application for Payment, and all required supporting documentation for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
Mar. 15, 2024 Deadline to elect a program and enroll in ARC/PLC
Deadline to obtain 2024 crop year NAP coverage for artichoke, beets (for seed or fresh), buckwheat, camelina, carrots (for fresh or processing), hemp, mustard, radish (for seed or fresh), small grain forage (wheat, barley, oats, peas), and any other spring planted crop not mentioned in other closing dates.
Mar. 31, 2024 Final date to request a Market Assistance Loan (MAL) for 2023 wheat, barley, oats, honey, canola, crambe, flaxseed, rapeseed, and sesame seed
Apr. 1, 2024 Beginning of the Primary Nesting Season for CRP. Activities on established CRP stands are prohibited April 1 through July1 unless specifically authorized by FSA on a contract-by-contract basis.

Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Webinar: February 7, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Washington State FSA will be hosting a webinar on ARC and PLC on February 7, 2024 at 10 a.m. The webinar will discuss how the program works, how to sign up, and what the election options are. No advice regarding which election to make will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a moderated Q&A session with local program experts following the presentation.

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Platform: Microsoft Teams. Registration is not required. To access the event, follow the workshop link below.

Workshop Link: Click here to attend

Producers are reminded that appointment times to sign up for ARC and PLC are limited. If elections are not submitted and processed by the March 15, 2024 deadline, elections will remain the same as 2023 and producers without a multiyear contract election will forfeit their 2024 payment. Although election changes are optional, producers must enroll through a signed contract each year. 

Visit the ARC and PLC website for more information on the ARC and PLC programs or contact the local USDA Service Center. Producers can also make elections and complete enrollment online with level 2 eAuth.

Click here to learn how to sign up for free email and text alerts about the latest FSA programs and national funding opportunities.

Reporting Agricultural Losses and Agricultural Disaster Relief

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 structure s to your Farm Service Agency county office and your crop insurance agent, if applicable.

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Stay Current on FSA News - Instant Electronic Bulletins and Texts

GovDelivery is a free email service that enables Farm Service Agency county offices to send you bulletins, deadline reminders, newsletters and texts instantly. For text updates, contact your FSA county office. For bulletins and newsletters via email - sign up now to receive information about program details, signup dates and deadlines. Subscribe now.

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