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January 17, 2019

USDA Opens Select FSA Offices

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced yesterday that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will temporarily reopen amidst the government shutdown to perform limited services for farmers and ranchers. The following FSA offices will open for Farm Loan Program Services on January 17, 18 and 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:        

Bakersfield Service Center

5080 California Ave, Suite 150, Bakersfield, CA

(661) 336-0967

Merced Service Center

2926 G Street, Suite 103, Merced, CA 95342

(209) 722-4119

Modesto Service Center

3800 Cornucopia Way STE E, Modesto, CA

(209) 491-9320

Redding Service Center

3644 Avtech Pkwy, Redding, CA 96002

(530) 226-2568

Salinas Service Center

744 La Guardia St Bldg A, Salinas, CA 93907

(831) 424-1036

Santa Maria Service Center

920 E Stowell Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455

(805) 928-9269

Stockton Service Center

7585 S. Longe Street, Stockton, CA 95209

(209) 337-2124

Ukiah Service Center

1252 Airport Park Blvd STE B1, Ukiah, CA 95483

(707) 468-9223

Willows Service Center

132 N Enright Ave, Willows, CA 95988

(530) 934-4601

Yreka Service Center

215 Executive CT STE A, Yreka, CA 96099

(530) 842-6123

Yuba City Service Center

1521 Butte House Rd STE B, Yuba, City, CA 95994

(530) 671-0850

Farm Loan Program services include:

  • Processing payments made on or before December 31, 2018
  • Continuing expiring financing statements
  • Responding to general loan inquires
  • Opening mail to identify priority items

Although Farm Program services such as the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) will not be administered, producers are encouraged to email their application to their FSA county directors. Processing MFP applications will resume when normal operations resume following the end of the government shutdown. Those who have successfully applied for MFP and certified their 2018 production by December 28th should have received payment.