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Release No.STELPRD4008779
ContactErnie Watson505-761-4951
(FEBRUARY 22, 2011) AGRICULTURE DEPUTY SECRETARY MERRIGAN TO HOST MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS VALUE ADDED PRODUCER GRANT PROGRAM CHANGES INTENDED TO CREATE NEW ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRODUCERS WASHINGTON
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Media Advisory No. PENDING

Contact:
USDA Office of Communications
(202) 720-4623

 

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan to Host Media Conference Call to Discuss Value Added Producer Grant Program Changes Intended to Create New Economic Opportunities for Producers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 – TOMORROW, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will host a media conference call to discuss changes to the Value Added Producer Grant Program intended to create additional economic and job opportunities to owners of small and medium-sized family farms.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

11:30 a.m. EST 

WHAT:

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan will hold a media conference call to discuss changes to the Value Added Producer Grant Program that will provide additional opportunities to beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.

DIAL IN:

800-857-5233

Passcode:  USDA (Given Verbally)

Troubleshooting: 202-720-8560                                               

All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode.  To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

 


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