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Iowa State Office

State Executive Director

Robert Wegand

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10500 Buena Vista Court
Des Moines, IA 50322

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Education Webinar

Watch the Replay of the January 29, 2021 CRP Webinar

The Iowa Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Iowa Department of Natural Resource recently hosted a webinar to provide information on the CRP General Signup. 

To apply, producers should contact their local USDA Service Center.

Signed into law in 1985, CRP is one of the largest private-lands conservation programs in the United States. The program marked its 35-year anniversary in December 2020.

The webinar was held via Microsoft Teams. Use this link to view the replay from a computer: USDA Public Webinar: Conservation Reserve Program General Signup. If participating on a mobile device or phone, you may need to download the Microsoft Teams app, or use google chrome as your internet browser to access the meeting.

Questions regarding the webinar or CRP should be directed to Curt Goettsch at

USDA Public Webinar Replay:  Conservation Reserve Program General Signup

Links from the meeting:

Coronavirus and USDA Service Centers

USDA Service Centers in Iowa will continue to be open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropriate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with FSA are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. In the event a Service Center is not currently available to serve customers on location, producers can receive assistance from the closest alternate Service Center by phone. Learn more at

Welcome to the Iowa Farm Service Agency!

We are here to serve you - our customers - so please use us as a resource and information source!

The dedicated men and women of our agency strive to equitably serve all farmers, ranchers, landowners and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs, achieving the mission of FSA in our great state. Iowa agriculture is diverse and we at FSA offer you programs and services to meet those diverse needs.

We are proud to foster relationships with our sister agencies and industry partners in supporting and promoting rural communities across Iowa. Whether that comes in the form of land and water conservation efforts, access to credit for beginning farmers, financial assistance in times of natural disaster or a microloan for a new tractor, FSA has a program for that!

Please take a moment to visit the useful topics throughout our website. We are here to serve so please feel free to contact your local county office (USDA service center locator) or our state office in Des Moines.

Iowa Drought Information


  • Did you notify FSA prior to conducting land clearing or drainage projects to ensure compliance?
  • Reports of Failed Acreage must be filed with the County Office before disposition of the crop.
  • Reports of Prevented Planting Acreage must be filed within the County Office no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date for that county.
  • Report of Notice of Loss for crops covered under the NAP program.
  • Notification of Livestock Loss for Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) - 30 calendar days of when the loss became apparent.
  • Notification of Loss for Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm Raised Fish Program (ELAP) - 30 calendar days of when the loss became apparent.
  • Notification of Noninsured Crop Disaster Program loss - 15 calendar days of when the loss became apparent (72 hours if the crop is hand harvested).
  • Tree Assistance Program application deadline - 90 calendar days after the disaster event of when the loss first became apparent to the producer.


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