Farm Service Agency

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers farm commodities, crop insurance, conservation programs for farmers. It also makes farm loans through a network of state and county offices. FSA programs are primarily directed at agricultural producers or, in the case of loans, at those with farming experience.

The majority of FSA employees work with producing farms that keep a crop history by making an annual report of planted acres to the FSA county office. Typically, these offices record planting reports on about 360 million acres, seven out of every eight acres of cropland in the nation.

The Knox County Farm Service Agency (formerly ASCS) is managed by Steve Lovejoy. The local FSA administers many agriculutral programs that are beneficial to Knox County farmers and farm land.

A brief history of the Farm Service Agency

Crop Insurance

Commodity Program

Farm Loans

Commodity Purchase and Donation

Conservation Programs

Farm Service Agency Homepage

FSA'a Farm Bill Information

FSA News Releases

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