Flood-related Resources

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Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to your grazing practices, feed supplies and management practices. Check out this list of resources from the Iowa Beef Center.

Production Assistance

Flood Recovery Checklists for Farmsteads - North Dakota State University link opens in new window/tab
Cattle Checklist After a Flood - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association link opens in new window/tab
Renovating Pastures or Hay Meadows Damaged by Flooding - Iowa State University

Financial Assistance

Disaster Assistance Livestock Indemnity Program explanation - USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program - USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
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Livestock Indemnity Payments - USDA Farm Service Agency link opens in new window/tab
Livestock Indemnity Program - USDA Farm Service Agency
Rural Concern Hotline - Iowa State University

Manure Management

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Field Offices - to report over-topping of manure containment structures

  • Area 1 - Manchester - 563-927-2640
  • Area 2 - Mason City - 641-424-4073
  • Area 3 - Spencer - 712-262-4177
  • Area 4 - Atlantic - 712-243-1934
  • Area 5 - Des Moines - 515-725-2068
  • Area 6 - Washington - 319-653-2135

Spring Manure Issue for Small Unpermitted Dairies and Open Beef Feedlots - IMMAG, Iowa Manure Management Action Group link opens in new window/tab
Manure Management Concerns Caused by Recent Wet Weather - IMMAG, Iowa Manure Management Action Group link opens in new window/tab

People

Iowa State University Extension beef program specialists
Iowa State University Extension field agronomists
Iowa State University Extension farm management program specialists


More Information

Distillers Grains for Beef Cows (IBCR 200D)
Distillers Grains Supplementation Study Factsheet (IBC 08-01) link opens in new window/tab
Flooding and stored grain - Ag Decision Maker
Grazing Corn Residue: Using Resources and Reducing Costs (IBC 09-02) link opens in new window/tab
Managing 2010-11 Cow Herd Feed Needs (IBC 44) link opens in new window/tab
Short-Term and Supplemental Forages link opens in new window/tab
Stretching Hay Supplies for Beef Cow Herds (IBC 45) link opens in new window/tab
Using Distillers Grains in Alternative Cow-Calf Production Systems link opens in new window/tab

North Dakota State University Flood Information

Salvaging Crops after Flooding (Hans Kandel, North Dakota State University)
Salvaging Stored Wet Feed and Grain (Ken Hellevang, Hans Kandel, Charles Stoltenow and Greg Lardy, North Dakota State University)