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Rural Iowans asked for views on flooding, water quality

Too many times, rural Iowans have been the farmers, homeowners, and small business owners who waded the high flood waters to salvage what they could after record-breaking floods. 

They have been the ones who thought twice before enjoying recreational activities on Iowa’s lakes and rivers because of concerns about the quality of the water splashing along the banks. 

Immigrant Heritage Month: celebrating America’s diversity

A nation of immigrants, the United States has a proud history of being a multicultural nation for all of those looking for a fresh start, new opportunities, and a place to build their dreams.

Immigrant Heritage Month has become a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions immigrants and their children have made in shaping the history, strengthening the economy, and enriching the culture of the U.S. Each June since 2014, people across the U.S. have had an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the diversity that forms the unique story of America

Cuando trabaje con una agencia del USDA, asegúrese de solicitar un recibo de servicio

La pandemia COVID-19 ha estimulado el desarrollo de nuevos servicios, lo que significa que algunos agricultores y productores pueden estar interactuando por primera vez con las agencias del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en Inglés).

Oficinas, como la Agencia de Servicios Agrícolas (FSA, por sus siglas en Inglés), el Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales (NRCS, por sus siglas en Inglés) y el Desarrollo Rural, tienen muchos programas que pueden ser útiles para los agricultores, incluidos los programas de asistencia financiera para la conservación, préstamos para agricultores principiantes y solicitudes de financiamiento a través del Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP, por sus siglas en Inglés ), que se estableció para ayudar a los agricultores y productores que sufrió una disminución de precios, o no han podido comercializar sus cosechas o ganado debido al COVID-19.

When working with a USDA agency be sure to request a receipt for service

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred the development of new services, which means some farmers and producers may be interacting with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies for the first time.

Offices, such as the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rural Development, have many programs that can be helpful to farmers, including cost-share conservation programs, beginning farmer loans and applications for funding through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which set up to assist farmers and producers who have experienced a price decrease, or were unable to market their crops or livestock due to COVID-19.

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