USDA service centers open by phone appointments only

Published 8:56 pm Monday, April 20, 2020

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The Southampton County USDA Service Center will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While the program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with their producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible.

USDA service centers are encouraging visitors to take precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. All service center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other service center agency, are required to call to schedule a phone appointment.

Farm Service Agency: 653-2532, extension 2.

Natural Resources Conservation Service: 653-2532, extension 3

Employees may also be contacted by email at the following email addresses:

Chiquita McDowell – Farm Service Agency, Farm Programs –

April Faircloth – Farm Service Agency, Farm Loan –

Mike Faulk – Natural Resource Conservation Service –

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Online services are available to customers with an eAuth account, which provides access to the portal, various FSA online services and the NRCS Conservation Client Gateway. Through the portal, producers can view USDA farm loan information and payments and view and track certain USDA program applications and payments. On the FSA website, customers with an eAuth account can enroll in certain programs and access maps and farm data through FSAfarm+.

Online NRCS services are available to customers through the Conservation Client Gateway where customers can track payments, report completed practices, request conservation assistance and electronically sign documents. Customers who do not already have an eAuth account can enroll at

For the most current updates on available services and Service Center status visit