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New Feature Allows Entities to Conduct Online Business with USDA

Clint Thompson USDA, USDA-NRCS

An update to farmers.gov now provides access to farmers and ranchers who are members of an entity, as well as individuals and entities with powers of attorney to conduct online business with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Additionally, online services once available through NRCS’s Conservation Client Gateway (CCG) will be moved to farmers.gov in the coming weeks.

“Here at NRCS, we are committed to providing excellent customer service, whether it’s through our network of USDA Service Centers across the country or online at farmers.gov where we have new self-service features related to our conservation programs,“ said Juan Hernandez, Florida State Conservationist. “We’re proud to announce that both farmers and ranchers acting as entities as well as those acting on a farmer’s behalf have access to self-service options online.”

Self-service features were added to farmers.gov in June, and this latest update expands the scope to include farmers and ranchers who are members of an entity, as well as people with a power of attorney form (FSA-211) on file with USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Now on farmers.gov, producers, entities and those acting on their behalf can securely interact with NRCS, sign and download documents, and view conservation contract information. Once entity or power of attorney information is filed with FSA, farmers.gov automatically gives customers access to their profile and any other profiles they have the authority to represent in the customer’s farmers.gov account.

Learn more on the Florida NRCS website.