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USDA disaster assistance, hurricane recovery workshop set Thursday

POSTED: November 11, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Center in Wayne County is hosting a free disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Performing Arts Center Banquet Hall located at 2140 East Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville.

Representatives from USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Risk Management Agency and Rural Development 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.

For more information, contact the Wayne County USDA Service Center at 912-427-2502 or stop by their office at 1900 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, Georgia. Those with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Monica Watson at 912-427-2502 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

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