USDA Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshop Set for October 11, 2017 in Brenham

The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Center in Austin/Washington County is hosting a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop on October 11, 2017, at 10:00am at Washington County Fair Grounds Sales Facility located at 1305 E Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, Texas 77833. The event is free and open to the public. 

Representatives from Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) 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; procedures for filing claims through the crop insurance program; and programs to help with restoration and rehabilitation of farm and ranch land.

For more information, contact the Austin/Washington County USDA Service Center at 979-865-3138 X2 or stop by their office at 520 S. Front St., Bellville, Texas 77418. Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting, should contact Steven Pawelek at 979-865-3138 or Ben Garcia at 979-830-7123 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by October 10, 2017.