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USDA Holds Farmer and Rancher Hurricane Recovery Meeting

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Service Centers in Florida is holding a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshop in Citrus County, for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma.  The Citrus County meeting will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Citrus County Extension Service Office, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, #1, Lecanto, FL 34461.

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.  For further information, visit:

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

The Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization to Hold a Public Meeting

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, Florida.

Items scheduled on the agenda include, but are not limited to:

· FY 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Modification

· FY 2019 – FY 2023 Five-Year Tentative Work Program Presentation

· MPO Travel Reimbursement Rates

· Section 5305(d) FY 2018 Funding Application and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

· US98 / CR491 Roundabout Presentation

· Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB) Appoinment

The public is encouraged to attend.  Any questions concerning this public meeting should be directed to Mr. Dennis Dix, AICP, MPO Executive Director, Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1661 Blaise Avenue, Brooksville, FL, 34601, telephone (352) 754-4057, extension 28014 or email


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