Finding Answers Now

Unexpected events, such as natural disasters or economic downturns impact margins, but also have an impact far beyond the farm. There is a human side to the economic stress. As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communities, these resources provide information to help you cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness.

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Hotlines

Iowa Concern - 1-800-447-1985
A confidential, free resource answered 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Language interpretation available.

AnswerLine
Information and resources for consumers with home and family questions.
Toll-free Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.

  • 1-800-262-3804 (in Iowa)
  • 1-800-854-1678 (in Minnesota)
  • 1-888-393-6336 (in South Dakota)
  • 1-800-735-2942 (Relay Iowa phone linkage for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals)

Information

Stress

Relationships

Finance

Food Safety

Stretching Your Food Dollar

Other Resources

  • Ag Decision Maker’s Changing Farm Financial Conditions – family financial tools and resources for handling communications, family stress and coping with change and contact information for specialists willing to help during these tough times
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