What is a farm number?
A farm number is a number from USDA that identifies where your farm is located. Just like a zip code identifies a specific area’s location, a farm number identifies your farm’s location.
Why should you get a farm number?
You are required to have a farm number to apply for USDA programs. Some of the things that require a farm number include:
- Applying for NRCS funding like EQIP
- Applying for FSA loans
- Applying for FSA disaster assistance
- Applying for USDA crop insurance
- Participating in FSA County Committee Elections
- You will be counted in the Agricultural Census, which means your county might receive more resources in the future!
- A farm number gives you the chance to form a relationship with your local FSA office, which is a great local resource for farm knowledge.
How do you get a farm number?
- FarmRaise partners with producers every step of the way to submit the paperwork to get you a farm number! We’ve replaced 8-12 forms of jargon-packed paperwork with a simplified, digital application experience. We can also help answer any questions you may have through 1:1 office hours.