By Eddie May-Coosa Valley RC&D
Gene Thornton will host a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service High Tunnel House Demonstration Field Day at his Roanoke, AL Sneaky Crow Farm on Friday, May 3, 2013. The demonstration field day will began at 10:00 a.m. and end around 12:00 noon with lunch. All persons who are interested in vegetable production and consumption are urged to attend.
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WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the extension of the voluntary claims process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades. All claims must now be filed by MAY 1, 2013.
“Hispanic and women farmers who believe they have faced discriminatory practices in the past from the USDA have additional time to file a claim in order to have a chance to receive a cash payment or loan forgiveness,” said Secretary Vilsack. “USDA urges potential claimants to contact the Claims Administrator for information and to file their claim packages on or before May 1, 2013.”