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Wisconsin State Office

State Executive Director

Gene Schriefer

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State Office Address

8030 Excelsior Dr.
Madison, WI 53717
(888) 361-2000
(855) 758-0755

2023 USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections

USDA began mailing ballots Nov. 6 for FSA county and urban county committee elections to all eligible agricultural producers and private landowners across the country. Elections are occurring in certain Local Administrative Areas.

To be counted, producers and landowners must return ballots to the local FSA county office or have postmarked by Dec. 4, 2023. 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.

Drought Assistance Program Information and Resources:

Agricultural operations in Wisconsin are experiencing severe and worsening drought conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers recover. Impacted producers should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses and damages.

Programs Include: CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing, Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP), Emergency Loans, and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP).  Please use the links below to identify if your operation is located in an eligible county.  If you are interested in assistance under these programs,  please contact your local USDA Service Center.

Disaster Assistance Availability Maps:

CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing Eligible Counties Map
Emergency Loan Eligible Counties Map
LFP and ELAP Eligible Counties Map

External Partner/Stakeholder websites:

U.S. Drought Monitor

Inflation Reduction Act Section 22007 - Discrimination Financial Assistance Program 

The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program is a new program, authorized by Section 22007(e) of the Inflation Reduction Act, that will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to 2021.

Details about the program, including an application and e-filing portal, are available at 22007apply.gov. Applicants can also call the free call center at 1-800-721-0970

Filing an application is FREE and does not require a lawyer. The application period is open and runs through January 13, 2024.

Wisconsin Beginning Farmer Resource Guide Now Available

USDA Farm Service Agency in Wisconsin, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Risk Management Agency, Rural Development, WI Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, and UW-Extension, is proud to announce the launch of the Wisconsin Beginning Farmer Resource Guide.

Click Here to View the Guide

State Committee

Josh Tranel, Hazel Green, Committee Chair
Clara Hedrich, Chilton
Tina Hinchley, Cambridge
Joe Koch, Wilson
Heidi Randall, Cambria

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Farm Loan Interest Rates and Planning Guides

Wisconsin FSA Newsletters- Go Green

To receive newsletters via email-please contact your local FSA office (click here to located the office nearest you)

You can also receive a paper version of the newsletter by visiting your local FSA Office and requesting a copy.