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June 24, 2020

Resources for Livestock Producers

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted livestock producers with market disruptions, processing bottlenecks, and feeding dilemmas. Iowa State University livestock field specialists, agricultural engineers, and field staff have partnered to offer assistance to producers. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has also partnered with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to offer guidance. To speak to an extension livestock field specialist, please call the Hardin County office at (641) 648-4850 for a referral.

The following links are available as well:

Iowa Pork Industry Center:
Iowa Beef Center:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Launches Resource Coordination Center:
IDALS Resource Coordination Center Contact Form:
Iowa Concern Hotline: 1-800-447-1985

June 24, 2020

Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development Local Economies Team put together a simple yet comprehensive FAQ for you to use as you work to understand The CARES Act.

Statewide Resources

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

  • Helping the College of Engineering and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach carry out their land-grant university mission to improve the quality of life in Iowa by enhancing the performance of Iowa industry.

  • The CVC facilitates networking among small and medium size rural communities, sponsors policy analyses, engages communities in dialogue, and fosters discussion among rural and urban interests.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Data on each county in Iowa including population demographics, education, retail sales, personal income, employment, occupation, housing, and family characteristics.

  • Reports of recent and historical trends in the local retail trade sector by city.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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