Farm Security Administration (FSA) was created in the Department of
Agriculture in 1937. The FSA and its predecessor, the Resettlement
Administration (RA), created in 1935, were New Deal programs designed to
assist poor farmers during the
On March 9, 1933, new
president, Franklin D. Roosevelt called a special session of Congress,
telling them that unemployment could only be solved "by direct recruiting
by the Government itself." For the next three months, Roosevelt proposed,
and Congress passed, a series of important bills that attempted to deal
with the problem of unemployment. These programs became known as
Roosevelt's New Deal.
The Resettlement Administration (RA)
was created in 1935 and with the goal to relocate struggling urban and rural
families to communities planned by the federal government.