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More Florida USDA Disaster Assistance Workshops Start Today

Dan Economy, Florida

cropdisaster assistanceThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind Florida producers affected by Hurricane Michael that disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops will take place this week in Liberty, Gulf, Wakulla and Bay counties.

One meeting will be held today, November 13, in Liberty County from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol.

Two meetings will take place Wednesday, November 14, with the first one in Gulf County from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Honeyville Community Center in Wewahitchka. The second will take place in Wakulla County for producers in Franklin, Taylor, and Wakulla County. It will run from 6:00-8:00 pm at the University of Florida/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office in Crawfordville.

Then Thursday, November 15, a meeting will be held for producers in Bay County from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Bay County Government Center in Panama City.

Representatives from USDA will present information on the various disaster assistance programs and resources available for 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.