Farm Service Agency(FSA) Martha Petersen

Who is the leader?

Acting FSA Administrator, Chris Beyerhelm.

Acting FSA Administrator is Chris Beyerhelm. Beyerhelm was selected to serve as the Associate Administrator for Operations and Management in March 2015. In this position, Beyerhelm is responsible for overseeing FSA’s budget, finance, administrative, management and internal control functions.

What are some of the FSA's responsibilities?

The FSA is responable for the implementation of farm conservation and regulation laws around the country. The Administrator of FSA reports to the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services

How does the FSA attempt to address market failures?

FSA delivers credit assistance to family farmers through direct lending programs, where loans are made and serviced by FSA staff, and through loan guarantee programs, where loans are made and serviced by commercial lenders but guaranteed against loss by FSA.

When was the FSA established and why was it established?

Initially created as the Resettlement Administration (RA) in 1935 as part of the New Deal in the United States, the Farm Security Administration (FSA) was an effort during the Depression to combat American rural poverty.

In 1994, a reorganization of USDA resulted in the Consolidated Farm Service Agency, renamed Farm Service Agency in November 1995. The Farm Service Agency is a consolidation of multiple small organization

What are some of the issues the FSA faces?

The FSA faces many issues, a few being unsafe food sources, world hunger, farmer's job security, Mother Nature, and many many more. They have recently provided a new strategic plan for 2016-2018.

The website for the Farm Service Agency is

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