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Eastern Iowa Emergency Crop Programs Offered


IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The 2008 crop production season has had many challenges. The cool, wet spring delayed or prevented planting and recent flooding has damaged or destroyed crops. Farmers are faced with difficult agronomic and economic decisions.

To help farmers understand the options available, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension is holding two more Emergency Crop Production Programs on Wednesday, June 18.

ISU Extension Linn County office will host a program 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the office located at 3279 7th Ave., Suite 140, Marion. The other program will be hosted at the ISU Extension Washington County office, 2223 250 St., Washington, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Each program will feature individuals with a wide range of expertise. The topics include:

  • Economic Issues including crop insurance government payment issues
  • Livestock Issues
  • Crop Issues

The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. Questions about the program should be directed to your ISU County Extension Office or Jim Fawcett at (319) 337-2145.

Contacts :

James Fawcett , Field Specialist, (319) 337-2145, fawcett@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire , Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu