Orchardists and nursery tree owners who experienced losses from natural disasters since October 1st, 2011, can sign up for assistance. The Tree Assistance Program was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 as a permanent disaster program, announced the United States Department of Agriculture Iowa Farm Service Agency. Sign up begins April 15th. This program provides financial assistance to those who qualify to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.

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