AMES, Iowa —Stagnant crop prices, trade disputes and a lukewarm forecast for the next several years have left many farmers worried about what the future will bring.
As farmers confront these conditions head-on, there are resources available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to navigate both questions they have about the profitability of their farm and about the well-being of themselves and their families.
The Iowa Concern Hotline is a 24-hour a day, 7-day a week free, confidential resource for anyone with concerns or questions about farm finances, crisis and disaster response and personal health issues. Trained specialists provide immediate support to either answer questions directly or get the caller in touch with experts who can provide additional information or support. Access to an attorney is also available to help provide legal education.
Iowa Concern Hotline’s toll-free number is (800) 447-1985.
This article was submitted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.