Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

May 22, 2013

Disaster assistance available to repair damaged farmland

The Daily Iowegian

---- — ALBIA — Monroe-Appanoose County FSA was approved to implement the Emergency Conservation Program. The deadline for accepting applications is July 15.

“Area farmers who experience extreme damage to their land from severe weather events should report the damage to our FSA Office,” says David Wynn, Monroe-Appanoose County executive director. This is done by signing the required application, identifying the damaged land on an aerial photograph and completing a fact sheet.

Producers with damaged land will need to sign the required forms and have the land inspected prior to starting any work to repair the damage, which will include technical assistance to determine what is needed to rehabilitate the cropland.

Producers are encouraged to immediately survey the damage to their farms and submit an application to the FSA office in Albia by the July 15 deadline. Additional information may be obtained by contacting FSA at (641) 932-7134.

Producers qualifying for ECP assistance may receive cost share levels not to exceed 75 percent of the eligible cost of restoration measures.