All farmers planning to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or any other USDA service center agency should call and schedule a phone appointment.

While program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with farmers by phone and using online tools whenever possible. Field work will continue with appropriate social distancing.

Farmers may also contact their local service center to make arrangements to complete necessary paperwork by alternative means, such as via phone, electronically or by mail. Find your service center’s phone number here.

Online services are available to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the portal where producers can view USDA farm loan information and payments, and view and track certain USDA program applications and payments.

Online NRCS services are available to customers through the Conservation Client Gateway. Customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll online.