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Release No. STELPRD4018815
ContactKelly Edwards718-340-1264
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USDA SCHEDULES IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING THE HISPANIC AND WOMEN FARMERS AND RANCHERS CLAIM PROCESS

    Madison, WI, Nov 13, 2012 -- USDA SCHEDULES IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING

    THE HISPANIC AND WOMEN FARMERS AND RANCHERS CLAIM PROCESS

    (MADISON, WI) – November 13, 2012 - The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Rural Development Agencies will hold a public meeting on November 29, 2012. Each agency will provide program updates and Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin FSA Executive Director will discuss the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process. The Claims period opened on September 24, 2012 and will close on March 25, 2013.


    WHO
    : Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin FSA Executive Director

    Stan Gruszynski, Wisconsin Rural Development State Director

    Colleen Oestreich, NRCS Acting State Conservationist

      WHAT: Public meetings for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege USDA discrimination when seeking USDA farm loan assistance between 1981 and 2000. Two meetings will be held in Wisconsin.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lyman Anderson County Building

5201 Fen Oak Court, Room 121A

Madison, WI

and

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Chippewa Valley Technical College - Manufacturing Education Center

    2320 Alpine Road, Room 130

    Eau Claire, WI 54703

    MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Yes - immediately following meeting

    CONTACT: Cally Ehle

    Public Affairs Specialist, Farm Service Agency

    608.662.4422 x141

    cally.ehle@wi.usda.gov

    For more information about USDA and USDA programs, visit: http://www.usda.gov.

Last Modified:12/11/2013 
 
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