Farm Service Agency Law and Legal Definition
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency is responsible for implementing farm conservation and regulation laws around the nation.
The FSA was established when the USDA was reorganized in 1994, incorporating programs from several agencies, including the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (now a separate Risk Management Agency), and the Farmers Home Administration. Many predecessor agencies such as the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, War Food Administration, Production and Marketing Administration, and Commodity Stabilization Service were merged into the FSA.
The Administrator of FSA reports to the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. The FSA of each state is led by a politically appointed State Executive Director.
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