USDA’s Farm Service Agency county offices are open only by a phone appointment until further notice because of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

FSA staff are available to continue helping agricultural producers with program signups, loan servicing, and other important actions. 

Also, the FSA is relaxing the loan-making process and adding flexibilities for servicing direct and guaranteed loans to provide credit to producers in need. 

Program delivery staff will continue to come to the FSA office, but they’ll work with producers by phone and other online tools whenever possible. 

“FSA programs and loans are critical to America’s farmers and ranchers, and we want to continue our work with customers while taking precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus,” says FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. 

“We recognize that farm loans are critical for annual operating and family living expenses, as well as emergency needs and cash flow through times like this. FSA is working to find and use every option and flexibility to provide producers with credit options and other program benefits.”