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Published October 28, 2010, 06:55 AM

Iowa soybean farmers eligible for USDA crop aid

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal officials in Des Moines say Iowa soybean farmers who suffered weather-related losses are eligible for disaster assistance.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Federal officials in Des Moines say Iowa soybean farmers who suffered weather-related losses are eligible for disaster assistance.

John Whitaker is director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Iowa Farm Service Agency. Whitaker says the program is under way and Iowa soybean producers can take advantage until Dec. 9. Officials say producers in disaster counties who had 5 percent or greater crop loss during 2009 will get a soybean payment rate of $15.62 times the planted acres.

Officials say because of funding limitations, farmers will receive 75 percent of the payment and may receive up to an additional 25 percent.

Farmland in 30 Iowa counties qualifies for the program.

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