USDA to Assist Iowa Farmers After Floods


In an April 15th press release, the USDA announced that Farm Service Agency offices in six affected Iowa counties will receive applications under the Emergency Conservation Program to compensate for damages following Spring flooding. USDA has introduced flexibility in the applications under the ECP to expedite assistance. Normally funding under the ECP requires an environmental assessment. The Conservation Reserve program has been amended to allow emergency grazing by farmers affected by floods. Assistance will also be provided from the Tree Assistance Program to help rehabilitate bushes, vines and trees damaged by floods.