Pennsylvania agriculture producers can now sign up to receive free emails and text messages directly from their local USDA service centers.
The USDA is expanding the service the FSA has used for years to now include local information from the NRCS, RMA and other USDA agencies. The USDA will send news and updates with information related to loans, farm disaster assistance, conservation programs, crop insurance and other USDA programs through a single email or text message subscription. Subscriber contact information will not be shared by the secure digital communications platform.
In addition to subscribing for emails and texts by location, users can also subscribe to lists by topics, including soil health, farm loans, safety net programs and disaster assistance.
Producers can subscribe by visiting farmers.gov/subscribe.