USDA has announced that the following 52 Iowa Counties are authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Benton, Boone, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dallas, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jasper, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Story, Tama, Warren, Webster, Woodbury and Wright.
The following 24 Iowa Counties are approved for emergency haying of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres: Adams, Benton, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Humboldt, Iowa, Jasper, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lyon, Mahaska, Marshall, Mills, Montgomery, Osceola, Palo Alto, Poweshiek, Tama, Warren, and Wright.
Contact your local FSA office for more information.
Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
Farm Service Agency will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020.
A call center will be available for producers who would like additional one-on-one support with the CFAP 2 application process. Please call 877-508-8364 to speak directly with a USDA employee ready to offer assistance. To find the latest information on CFAP 2, including forms and the contact information for your local Service Center, visit farmers.gov/CFAP.
Iowa CFAP Webinar
Iowa State University Extension, with speakers from the Iowa Farm Service Agency, recently hosted a CFAP webinar explaining the application process for the Coronavirus Food Assistant Program (CFAP). To view a replay of this webinar, click here.
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 farmers.gov/coronavirus.
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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 locater) or our state office in Des Moines.
Amanda De Jong
State Executive Director
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
10500 Buena Vista Court
Des Moines, IA 50322
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