To access your Farmers.gov account, you will need an individual customer USDA eAuthentication (eAuth) account linked to your USDA Business Partner (BP) customer record.
- USDA eAuthentication (eAuth) is the system used by USDA agencies to enable individual customers to obtain accounts that will allow them to securely access USDA Web applications and services via the Internet.
- A USDA Business Partner (BP) Customer Record includes basic customer information including name, main address, primary communication data, legal representative authority relationships, and notes.
- Your USDA Business Partner Customer Record must include a standard email address that matches the email address you will use to create your eAuthentication account.
- If you need a new record, your local Service Center will help you to create one.
Select Create Account as a "Customer" on the eAuthentication account registration page and follow the directions on the site. Use the Help “?” for guidance during the registration process.
To keep your personal information protected and secure, you have two options to verify your identity.
- Option 1 (Recommended): Verify your identity online during the registration process using the USDA self-service Online Identity Verification Application.
- Option 2: Schedule a visit to your USDA Service Center for in-person identity verification with a Local Registration Authority (LRA) employee. LRAs are located at most Service Center offices, but please call ahead to ensure that one is available to assist you.
Once your identity is verified and your eAuthentication account is linked to your USDA BP customer record, you can securely log in to Farmers.gov and other customer facing FSA and NRCS systems using your new eAuthentication account login and password.
To “Act-on-Behalf” of one of your USDA registered Power of Attorney or Business Entity relationships in Farmers.gov, you must first log into Farmers.gov with your individual account and then use the “Switch Profile” menu option to access other authorized accounts.
What can your farmers.gov account do?
- View farm loan information, history, and payments. For other FSA payment information, use the FSA Financial Inquiries Tool.
- Get help requesting financial assistance and submitting a program application.
- View, upload, download and e-sign conservation documents.
- View, print and export detailed farm records and farm/tract maps. Learn more: Fact Sheet, Tutorial Videos, Blog Post.
- Get help understanding technical terms and find answers to your questions.
- Export common land unit (field) boundaries as ESRI shapefiles.
- Request conservation assistance, view and track your current and past conservation practices and contracts, including the amount of cost share assistance received and anticipated. Learn more: 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. "Switch Profile" is available for active representative authority relationships. For example, an active FSA-211, Power of Attorney, on file in your local county office. Click "Switch Profile" in the gold banner to view active profiles and switch to another individual or entity in farmers.gov.
- Beginning farmers and ranchers can get help from USDA starting or growing their operations with a variety of programs and services, from farm loans to crop insurance, and conservation programs to disaster assistance.
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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.
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