USDA Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshop set for Nov. 2 in LaBelle

LABELLE — The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Center in Hendry County is hosting a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop Nov. 2, 5 p.m. at the Hendry County Extension Office, Dallas B Townsend Agricultural Center, 1085 Pratt Boulevard, LaBelle. The event is free and open to the public.

Representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) 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 & 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.

For more information contact Jim Sutter, 863-517-3231. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting, should contact Jim Sutter at 863-517-3231 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by Oct. 30.

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