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USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers

USDA’s new initiative – USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers – will establish new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to a broad set of farmers, ranchers, and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions.
Latest Producer Resources for USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers

American Rescue Plan Debt Payments

The American Rescue Plan includes provisions for USDA to pay up to 120% of loan balances, as of January 1, 2021, for Farm Service Agency (FSA) Direct and Guaranteed Farm Loans and Farm Storage Facility Loans debt relief to any socially disadvantaged producer who has a qualifying loan with FSA.

Learn more about how USDA can help

Farmers.gov Tools

Conservation Concerns Tool

Learn about conservation issues that might impact the productivity of your working land, then partner with us on solutions.

Farm Loan Discovery Tool

Learn about the farm loans that might be right for you by answering a few short questions.

Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool

Learn about USDA disaster assistance that might be right for you by completing five steps.

AskUSDA

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One central entry point for you to access information and help from USDA.
AskUSDA.gov  |  1-833-ONE-USDA  |  askusda@usda.gov

Find Your Local Service Center

We are committed to delivering USDA services to America’s farmers and ranchers while taking safety measures in response to the pandemic. Some USDA offices are beginning to reopen to limited visitors by appointment only. Service Center staff also continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.

Visit the Risk Management Agency website to find a regional or compliance office or to find an insurance agent near you.

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Farmers.gov Resources

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American Rescue Plan Socially Disadvantaged Farmer Debt Payments

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