Flooding Resources Available for Beef Cattle Producers

Financial help may be available for affected beef producers

July 1, 2024, 9:44 am | Beth Doran, Sherry Hoyer

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – A beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach says cattle producers affected by recent flooding will most likely experience financial stress, and should contact their local Farm Service Agency office immediately.

"FSA offices are gathering information pertaining to flood damage,” said Beth Doran. "This includes any livestock losses, forage/grazing losses or damaged Beef cattle in mud.pastures due to recent flooding.”

In addition to writing down losses, she said producers should take pictures of damage or dead animals to verify the losses.

"This information will help determine what programs may be available in the county and what documentation and certification will be required when applying for indemnification or assistance," she said.

Crop producers also should contact FSA to report crop acres affected by recent flooding. This reporting assists FSA in determining which programs might be available. Be prepared to provide the section/township and a detailed description of the damages, such as number of acres under water/flooded, damage to fences and silt or debris. Photos of fields and crops also are encouraged.

For more flood information and resources, see the Iowa Beef Center flood resources page and the ISU Extension and Outreach flood recovery page.

Shareable photo: Beef cattle standing in a muddy feedlot.

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