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News Release
Release No. STELPRD4019283
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East Lansing, Oct 26, 2012 -- USDA Announces Informational Meeting Discussing Services, Claims Process


EAST LANSING, Nov. 19, 2012 - The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will conclude a series of meetings to cover updates on current department programs as well as discuss the Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Process on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Baker College of Jackson, 2800 Springport Road, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Hispanic or female applicants that were improperly denied farm loan benefits between 1981 and 2000 may be eligible to apply for compensation.


The claims period opened on September 24, 2012 and will close on March 25, 2013.


The meeting is sponsored by USDA Michigan Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rural Development (RD).

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Troy Nichols at (517) 324-5124, or Federal Relay Service at 1-866-377-8642.



USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).


USDA Office of Communications

(202) 720-4623 or Heather Hartley,

USDA Ohio State Office (614) 255-2394

Ohio Meeting to Address Regional Drought Issues

ARCHBOLD, Ohio – On Tuesday, Nov. 27, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Small Business Administration, (SBA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be joined by State agencies and stakeholders from the private sector to discuss the effects of the drought and long-term recovery efforts.

Recognizing that recovery from drought can be a lengthy process, this event is an opportunity to examine its impact on producers, local communities and businesses and to highlight resources available to assist local recovery efforts. The event is free of charge and features three break-out sessions:


Track 1 – Community Development and Business Impacts;

Track 2 – Livestock, Hay and Grazing Impacts; or

Track 3 – Crop Agriculture Impacts

Who: Ohio State University Extension

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Northwest State Community College

The Center for Innovative Food Technology


U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

What: Regional meeting to address drought issues

When: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)

Where: Northwest State Community College

    George Voinovich Auditorium

    22600 State Route 34

    Archbold, Ohio 43502


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795- 3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

Last Modified:01/30/2014 
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