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Federal Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 3 items )  

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Yuma, Arizona, Had Second Highest Unemployment Rate But Largest Over-the-Year Decrease
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics issued the following article from The Economics Daily: In October 2019, 153 metro areas had unemployment rates of less than 3.0 percent and 2 areas had rates of at least 10.0 percent. El Centro, California (21.2 percent), and Yuma, Arizona (16.1 percent), had the highest unemployment rates. Ames, Iowa, and Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont, had the lowest unemployment rates, 1.3 percent each. A total of 188 areas  more

Producers in Iowa Reminded to Signup for Market Facilitation Program
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Iowa Field Office issued the following news release: USDA today reminded producers in Iowa that the nationwide deadline to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) is Dec. 6, 2019. MFP payments are aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. "Farmers have had a tough year due to unfair trade retaliation and natural disasters, but the Mark  more

USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Minnesota Impacted by Natural Disasters - Emergency Support Available to Iowa Producers
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Iowa Field Office issued the following news release: Minnesota agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Nobles County, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due to high winds and a tornado that occurred  more