The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host 13 public meetings in Texas to discuss the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process. The claims period opened Sept. 24, 2012, and will close on March 25, 2013.
USDA agencies represented include Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
To learn more about the claims process, please attend one of the following meetings:
Deaf Smith County—Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Hereford Community Center at 100 Ave. C in Hereford
Parker County—Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Cherry Park Community Bldg. at 313 Davis St. in Weatherford
Duval County—Oct. 22, 6 p.m., Benavides Civic Center at 131 W. Main St. in Benavides
Hidalgo County—Oct. 23, 6 p.m., UTPA Haggar Bldg. at 1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Dr. in Edinburg
Cameron County—Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Cameron Co. AgriLife Bldg. at 1390 W. Expy. 83 in San Benito
Williamson County—Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. 8th St. in Georgetown
Atascosa County—Nov. 5, 6 p.m., American Legion Hall #0436 at 1404 Zanderson Ave. in Jourdanton
Brazoria County—Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Brazoria Co. Fairgrounds Entertainment Hall at 901 S. Downing in Angleton
Kaufman County—Nov. 14, 6 p.m., Texas Farm Bureau at 2477 N. State Hwy. 34 in Kaufman
Gregg County—Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Bldg. at 405 E. Marshall St. (Hwy. 80) in Longview
McLennan County—Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Bellmead Civic Center Lions Room at 3900 Parish St. in Bellmead
El Paso County—Nov. 28, 6 p.m., AgriLife Research Center at 1380 A&M Circle in El Paso
Grimes County—Dec. 4, 6 p.m., TSFR/CBO Technology Center (located on campus of G.W. Carver Community Center) at 1602 S. LaSalle St. in Navasota
For more information, contact Raymond Lopez at (817) 573-1444, ext. 104.