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Learn how  personalities contribute or help with farm stress


Learn how personalities in your family and farm team can work together to reduce farm stress. on a webinar (live Thursday, July 16 at 1:00 pm and recorded)

Additional commodities eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.

“Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” online programs beginning Monday, July 13.


Given the anxiety produced by the COVID pandemic, we all need to be more aware of the signs of stress, not only for ourselves, but also so we can direct others to assistance. This program will be held during the lunch hour to meet the busy schedules of those in the agricultural community. Each program will last for one-half hour

USDA Reminds Iowa Producers to Complete Crop Acreage Reports


USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Iowa producers to complete crop acreage reports by the July 15, 2020 deadline. Contact your FSA county office for a list of acreage reporting deadlines by crop.

Trump Signs PPP Extension Bill—Giving Small Businesses Another 5 Weeks


President Trump Saturday signed into law a bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program—an emergency federal loan facility for small businesses struggling because of the pandemic—for another five weeks until August 8, ...

Farm stress management tips: personalities matter


Stress is a natural part of living and the way in which people respond varies widely depending upon the personalities involved. This webinar will provide practical insights and tips for better ways of managing stress.

USDA reminds producers to complete crop acreage reports


Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office before the applicable deadline. July 15 is a major deadline for most crops,

Big crop raises big questions


Profitability in farming this year will rely on smart management and USDA payments.

Confronting a tough situation


Agribusiness specialist shares tactics that can help farm families dealing with increased financial stress.

USDA adds digital options


Farmers can apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program through new online portal.