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Atascosa County site of USDA program updates meeting
COLLEGE STATION --U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency, Rural Development, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service have partnered with local Community Based Organizations throughout the state to hold 13 public meetings where USDA program updates and the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process will be discussed. One of these meetings will be held Monday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. in the American Legion Hall No. 0436 located at 1404 Zanderson Ave. in Jourdanton.
The 180-day Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers claims filing will close March 25, 2013.
Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who farmed or attempted to farm between 1981 and 2000 and allege USDA discrimination when seeking USDA farm loan assistance are encouraged to attend this meeting.
For more information, contact Raymond Lopez at 817-573-1444, ext. 104.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these meetings should contact Lopez at 817-573-1444 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-720-6382 (TDD) or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
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