USDA Schedules Public Meetings in Texas to Discuss Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Settlement

October 2012

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USDA Schedules 13 Public Meetings to Discuss Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Settlement

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) have scheduled 13 public meetings at locations near you. Current agency program updates will be provided and the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process (including the now open 180-day claims period) will be discussed.
The Claims period opened on September 24, 2012 and will close on March 25, 2013
Please make plans to attend one of the meetings below to learn more about USDA programs and the Claims Process: 
Deaf Smith County
Oct. 11 , 7:00 PM, Hereford Community Center at 100 Ave. C in Hereford 
Parker County
Oct.16 , 5:30 PM - Cherry Park Community Bldg. at 313 Davis St. in Weatherford 
Duval County
Oct. 22 , 6:00 PM, Benavides Civic Center at 131 W. Main St. in Benavides
Hidalgo County 
Oct. 23 , 6:00 PM, UTPA Haggar Bldg. at 1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Dr. in Edinburg
Cameron County
Oct. 24 , 6:00 PM, Cameron Co. AgriLife Bldg. at 1390 W. Expy. 83 in San Benito
Williamson County 
Nov. 1, 6:30 PM, Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. 8th St. in Georgetown
Atascosa County
Nov. 5 , 6:00 PM, American Legion Hall #0436 at 1404 Zanderson Ave. in Jourdanton
Brazoria County
Nov. 8 , 6:00 PM, Brazoria Co. Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall at 901 S. Downing in Angleton
Kaufman County
Nov. 14 , 6:00 PM, Texas Farm Bureau at 2477 N. State Hwy. 34 in Kaufman
Gregg County
Nov. 15 , 6:00 PM, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Bldg. at 405 E. Marshall St. (Hwy. 80) in Longview
McLennan County
Nov. 20 , 6:00 PM, Bellmead Civic Center Lions Room at 3900 Parish St. in Bellmead
El Paso County
Nov. 28 , 6:00 PM, AgriLife Research Center at 1380 A&M Circle in El Paso
Grimes County
Dec. 4 , 6:00 PM, TSFR/CBO Technology Center (located on campus of G.W. Carver Community Center) at 1602 S. LaSalle St. in Navasota

For more information, please contact Raymond Lopez at 817-573-1444 ext. 104.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Raymond Lopez at 817-573-1444 ext. 104 or or 202-720-6382 (TDD) or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9450, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay).