USDA California Farm Service Agency Opens Office in San Diego
In response to a high need for agricultural assistance, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) California Farm Service Agency (FSA) has opened an office in San Diego County. The FSA office is located at 900 Canterbury Place, Suite 320, Escondido, CA. Office hours are 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with FSA staff available on the first and third Thursday of each month.
The FSA offers a number of assistance programs for producers, including:
- Non-insured Disaster Assistance Program — financial assistance for producers of non-insurable crops for low yields, inventory loss or prevented planting due to natural disasters
- Tree Assistance Program — financial assistance to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes or vines damaged by natural disasters
- FSA Farm Loan Programs — funds to start, improve, expand, transition, market and strengthen family agricultural operations
For more information, or to make an appointment, contact the local County Executive Director at 760.347.3675.