USDA service centers open by appointment

Press Staff Writer

        The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is temporarily restricting in-person visits for numerous service centers in Ohio because of elevated rates of coronavirus community spread, however, USDA employees will continue to assist agricultural producers with programs and services.
        USDA is using a phased, data-driven approach to determine which service centers are open for in-person appointments. Field work, including conservation planning assistance, will continue with appropriate social distancing.             All USDA service centers are for open for business, and service center staff members from FSA and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will continue to work with producers by phone, email, and digital tools like Microsoft Teams, Box, and OneSpan. Producers can learn more about how to leverage these digital offerings by visiting
        Producers wishing to conduct business with the FSA, NRCS, or any other service center agency should call ahead to confirm and schedule appointments.
        Visit for updates. Contact information for local Service Centers is available at


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