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Agriculture Recovery Center

State, federal and local agencies, in conjunction with farming industry groups, will host a one-day Agriculture Recovery Center in Union county.

The walk-through events, designed as resource fairs, will provide information on addressing agricultural or rural needs not covered by standard FEMA or state programs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Iowa Insurance Division and other government agencies are working with industry organizations such as Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Soybean and Iowa Cattlemen to ensure unmet needs are identified and resources are shared.

Location and Time:

Union County  (Tuesday, June 18 -- Noon to 8 p.m.)
Southwestern Community College
1501 W. Townline St.
Creston, IA 50801

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Low-interest loans for farm property damages available

May 21, 2024, through May 25, 2024

The USDA made Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency physical loss loans available in 16 counties due to physical damage and losses caused by severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, derecho, straight-line winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding. Those counties are: 

Adair, Adams, Fayette, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Kossuth, Madison, Montgomery, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Warren

In addition, 41 counties in Iowa are named as contiguous disaster counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA emergency physical loss loan assistance. Those counties are: 

Allamakee, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cass, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clayton, Dallas, Delaware, Emmet, Franklin, Fremont, Grundy, Guthrie, Harrison, Humboldt, Iowa, Jasper, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, Wright


April 26, 2024, through April 27, 2024

The USDA made Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency physical loss loans available in eight counties due to physical damage and losses caused by thunderstorms and tornadoes. Those counties are:

Clarke, Harrison, Mills, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Union

In addition, 21 counties in Iowa are named as contiguous disaster counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA emergency physical loss loan assistance. Those counties are:

Adair, Adams, Audubon, Boone, Carroll, Cass, Crawford, Dallas, Decatur, Fremont, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Story, Taylor, Warren, Wayne

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Loan options and application available at farmers.gov

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Rural Development rebuilding programs to Iowans

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s disaster assistance fact sheet for Iowa is a one-stop-shop of Rural Development programs and contact information that can be used to help people and businesses in rural Iowa rebuild and recover from severe weather and natural disasters.
  • A Disaster and Resiliency Resource Guide outlines programs and services that can help rural residents, businesses and communities hit by disasters and support long-term planning and recovery efforts.
  • Additional Rural Development resources
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