Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Farm And Ranch Hurricane Recovery Assistance

The U. S. Department of Agriculture Service Center in Glades County is hosting a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop Oct. 19, 4 p.m. at 24704 US Highway 27, Moore Haven, Fla. and Nov. 2, 5 p.m. at the Hendry County Extension Office, Dallas B Townsend Agricultural Center, 1085 Pratt Boulevard, LaBelle, Fla. 33935 

The event is free and open to the public.

Representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) will present information on the various disaster assistance programs and resources available for farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

Workshop topics include emergency assistance for livestock & crop-related expenses and losses; financial assistance programs to help with farm and farmland damage; deadlines for applying for disaster assistance programs and programs to help with restoration and rehabilitation of farm and ranch land.

For more information contact Mike Nordlund, 239-214-3110. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting, should contact Mike Nordlund, 239-214-3110 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by Oct. 16.

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