Florida FSA - Final Local FSA Offices Reopened

October 22, 2018

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Final Local FSA Offices Reopened

The Holmes and Jackson County FSA offices have reopened for normal business hours.

The Gadsden County Office will open at 8 am on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

The Calhoun County Office is closed until further notice. Producers in Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf and Franklin counties will be serviced out of the Gadsden County Office.

2144 W Jefferson Street
Quincy, FL 32351-1905
850-627-6365 ext 2

Florida Producers in 17 Counties May be Eligible for Emergency Conservation Program Assistance

A hurricane has caused severe damage in the following counties: Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Lafayette and Dixie.


Farms and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the local County Farm Service Agency (FSA)


For land to be eligible, the natural disaster must create new conservation problems that, if untreated, would:


  • be so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be needed to return the
  • land to productive agricultural use
  • is unusual and is not the type that would recur frequently in the same area
  • affect the productive capacity of the farmland
  • impair or endanger the land


A producer qualifying for ECP assistance may receive cost-share levels not to exceed

75 percent of the eligible cost of restoration measures. No producer is eligible for more than $200,000 cost sharing per natural disaster occurrence. The following types of measures may be eligible:


  • removing debris from farmland
  • grading, shaping, or releveling severely damaged farmland
  • restoring permanent fences
  • restoring conservation structures and other similar installations


Producers who have suffered a loss from a natural disaster may contact the local FSA County

Office and request assistance from October 23, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

To be eligible for assistance, practices must not be started until all of the following are met:


  • an application for cost-share assistance has been filed
  • the local FSA County Committee (COC) or its representative has conducted an onsite
  • inspection of the damaged area
  • the Agency responsible for technical assistance, such as the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), has made a needs determination, which may include cubic yards of earthmoving, etc., required for rehabilitation


For more information about ECP, please contact the local County FSA Office at or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.

SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRC)


Bay County

Franklin County

Mobile DRC

Franklin County Public Library

County City Job Center

311 St. James Avenue

625 Highway 231

Carrabelle, FL 32322

Panama City, FL 32405

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET, Monday - Saturday




Taylor County

Wakulla County

Super Puffs Snacks

Wakulla County Community Center

700 W Lance Drive

322 Shadeville Highway

Perry, FL 32348

Crawfordville, FL 32327

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday



Liberty County


Veteran Memorial Civic Center


10561 NW Theo Jacobs Way


Bristol, FL 32321


Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday


Opens Friday, October 19 at 11 a.m.


Please contact your local FSA Office.