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Iowa State Office

State Executive Director

Matt Russell

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10500 Buena Vista Court
Des Moines, IA 50322

Welcome to the Iowa Farm Service Agency!

We are here to serve you!

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, please feel free to contact your local county office (USDA service center locator) or our state office in Des Moines with questions.

Inflation Reduction Act Assistance for Distressed Borrowers

Since October 2022, USDA has provided approximately $1.5 billion in immediate assistance to more than 24,000 financially distressed direct and guaranteed FSA loan borrowers through the Inflation Reduction Act.

FSA is currently accepting individual requests for assistance from borrowers who took certain extraordinary measures to avoid delinquency on their direct FSA loans, missed a recent installment, or are unable to make their next scheduled installment.

For more information on eligibility, or to submit a request for assistance, producers can contact their local USDA Service Center or visit farmers.gov/inflation-reduction-investments/assistance.  

The Discrimination Financial Assistance Program is a new program, authorized by Section 22007(e) of the Inflation Reduction Act, that will provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to 2021.

Details about the program, including an application and e-filing portal, are available at 22007apply.gov. Applicants can also call the free call center at 1-800-721-0970

Filing an application is FREE and does not require a lawyer. The application period is open and runs through January 13, 2024.

USDA Offering Disaster Assistance for 2023 Livestock Forage Losses in 65 Iowa Counties

Producers in 65 Iowa counties are eligible to apply for 2023 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, and forage sorghum. The current eligible counties include: Allamakee, Appanoose, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clayton, Crawford, Davis, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hancock, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Jones, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Mahaska, Marion, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Poweshiek, Pottawattamie, Sac, Tama, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington, Wayne, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, Wright. List of offices current as of October 15, 2023.

LFP provides compensation if you suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought. County committees can only accept LFP applications after notification is received by the National Office of qualifying drought. You must complete a CCC-853 and supporting documentation is required. Deadlines to apply vary by county.

For additional information about LFP, visit Livestock Forage Program (LFP) (usda.gov) or contact your local USDA Service Center