Wednesday, January 13, 2016

USDA to Have Public Meetings about Assistance Available for Flood Damages

Representatives of four United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies will participate in public meetings January 20-21 to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government.

During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), and Risk Management Agency (RMA) will describe the federal programs they administer that could assist those whose property sustained damages from flooding that occurred late last year and into 2016.

Meeting times and locations are:

  • Springfield, MO – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, at the Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. The nature center is located in southeast Springfield just west of Highway 65 off the James River Freeway (Highway 60).
  • Rolla, MO – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, at the Comfort Suites Conference Center, 1650 Old Wire Outer Road. The hotel is located off Interstate 44 at exit 186. Use the entrance at the rear of the building.
  • Union, MO – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 21, at the Knights of Columbus building, 700 Clearview Drive.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these meetings should contact their local USDA Service Center or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by Friday, January 15, 2016.


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