USDA to hold Farmer and Rancher Hurricane Recovery Meeting Oct. 24

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Centers in Florida is holding a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop in Citrus County, for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma.  The Citrus County meeting will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Citrus County Extension Service Office, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, #1, Lecanto, FL 34461.

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 to farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.  Workshop topics include emergency assistance for livestock and 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 further information, visit: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Florida/index

The event is free and open to the public. To find other meeting dates and locations, go to: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Florida/state-events/index