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Iowa State Office

State Executive Director

Matt Russell

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10500 Buena Vista Court
Des Moines, IA 50322
515-254-1540
855-218-8672

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.


Farmers.gov Dashboard Pilot: A Gateway into Farmer-Focused Data and Information

The recently launched Farmers.gov dashboard pilot for Iowa provides a one-stop shopping for state and county-specific agricultural data and USDA resources.

We created the farmers.gov dashboard as a single place where you can easily access your local state and/or county-specific agriculture-related data and information from USDA and other government agencies. This material can help you make better-informed and data-driven business decisions for your farm operation. We also took some of the more complex data sets and merged them into easy-to-read charts and graphs to help you quickly find information that matters to you.

The dashboard is currently only available to Iowa, but we are working to expand the dashboard to other states and add relevant commodities. We will announce when new dashboards are available to help you do more online with farmers.gov. Find out more here


Important Upcoming Program Dates 


January 30, 2023
  • Final Date to Submit Application for Payment for 2022 Losses under Livestock Forage Program (LFP)
  • Final Date to Submit Application for Payment for 2022 Losses under Emergency Assistance for Livestock,
    Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). 
January 31, 2023
  • Deadline to Apply for Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) for Unshorn Pelts Produced During the 2022 Crop Year
  • Final Day for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage Signup and Elections
  • Final Date to Submit Application for 2022 Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC)
March 1, 2023
  • Final Date to Submit Application for 2022 Losses under Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
March 15, 2023
  • 2023 ARC-PLC Election & Enrollment Deadline