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WASHINGTON, July 22, 2019 – A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

Iowa

Emergency Haying & Grazing

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.


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

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.

 


Welcome to the Iowa Farm Service Agency!

Amanda De Jong, State Executive Director

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 locater) or our state office in Des Moines.

Sincerely,

Amanda De Jong
State Executive Director

Call or write to us at:

United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
10500 Buena Vista Court
Des Moines, IA 50322

Phone: 515-254-1540
Fax: 1-855-218-8672


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Deadlines

Ongoing
  • 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.