Create a New Account
To access your farmers.gov account, you will need a USDA eAuthentication, or eAuth verified identity account. That eAuth login must then be linked to your USDA Business Partner (BP) customer record.
1.) Before you start, contact your local USDA Service Center to confirm you have:
- a USDA customer record in BP.
- a standard email address recorded in BP that matches the email address you plan on using to create your eAuth account. Note: the email address will be used as your eAuth login ID for farmers.gov.
- The eAuth system will not allow you to use the same email address that your spouse has already used for his/her eAuth account. The email address must be unique and not shared by any other account in the eAuth system.
- If you have multiple email addresses in your BP record, the one you want to use to create your eAuth account must be marked as “Standard” in BP.
3.) Select "Customer" on the registration page.
- Enter your standard email address that is also recorded in your BP customer record.
- You will receive an email from eAuth asking you to confirm your email address.
- Click the “Continue Registration” link in the email and continue the process by completing the account registration form.
- Click the “Log In to your application” button on the page. You will be taken to the login page to enter your eAuth user ID and password.
- Follow the prompts to continue and select the method for identity verification.
4.) To prevent unauthorized access to your data, your identity must be verified. You will need to add information to your eAuth account profile such as your date of birth, US residential address, and home phone number. You have two options to verify your identity:
- Option 1: (recommended) Verify my identity online using the USDA Online Identity Verification Application. Note: online identity verification requires a US residential address and you must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals 17-13 years must have their identity verified in-person.
- Follow the prompts to enter your personal data and answer a few questions known only to you to verify your identity.
- Once your identity is successfully verified, the eAuth system will attempt a link of your eAuth account to your USDA BP customer record.
- Upon successful completion of both steps 1 and 2, you will be able to log in to Farmers.gov and other customer facing FSA and NRCS systems.
- If you encounter issues with the online identity verification process or with logging in to Farmers.gov or another customer facing FSA and NRCS systems, see Option 2 below.
- Option 2: Visit a USDA Service Center for in-person identity verification.
- You can schedule an appointment to visit a Local Registration Authority (LRA) in-person at a USDA Service Center office to verify your identity. Be sure to call ahead and schedule an appointment to ensure that an LRA will be in the office when you visit. You will need to bring a government-issued picture ID (e.g., state-issued driver’s license). Note: USDA offices are currently closed to visitors, but Service Center staff continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. Learn more at farmers.gov/coronavirus.
- After verifying your identity, the LRA will link your USDA BP customer record to your eAuth Account.
- Once your identity is verified and your eAuth account is linked to your USDA BP customer record, you can log in to Farmers.gov and other customer facing FSA and NRCS systems.
- Visit the farmers.gov login page and log in with your new eAuth account.
Learn More About Your Farmers.gov Account
Farmers.gov accounts allow you to access self-service features and information that are available through a secure login. With an account, you can use features such as the ability to apply for select programs online, process transactions, and manage your USDA records.
Through your secure farmers.gov account, you can:
- View loan information, history, and payments for USDA farm loans
- View and track your 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program application
- View and track your 2018 Market Facilitation Program application
- View and track your current and past conservation practices and contracts, eSign conservation documents, and request conservation assistance (Conservation Features Fact Sheet, User Guide, and How-To Videos)
Who can make a farmers.gov account?
- Customers who need access to entity data (such as an LLC or Trust) or to act on behalf of another customer, must first login as themselves, with their own eAuth account.
- Individuals with both an eAuth account and representative authority to act on behalf of another customer (entity or individual), will have the ability to ‘Switch Profiles’ after login.
This type of representative authority is currently available only for conservation content but will be available for more farmers.gov material in the future.