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USDA to Hold Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshop in Brevard Oct. 20

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- USDA Service Centers in Florida are holding disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops during the next few weeks in 48 counties -- including this Friday in Brevard County -- for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma.

In Brevard County, the meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Brevard County Government Center, 2nd Floor Space Coast Room, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, in Viera, 32940.

The event is free and open to the public. To find other meeting dates and locations, go to

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 to 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.

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