Flood-assistance public meetings scheduled on Thursday, Friday in Atchison and Holt counties

Fountain Grove Flooding

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri 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 that they administer that could assist those whose property sustained damages from flooding that occurred this spring. Representatives of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Agriculture, and the University of Missouri Extension also will speak. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions of each agency representative. Meeting times and locations are:

Rock Port, (Atchison County, MO) – 1:30 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Velma Houts Fair Building, 201 E U.S. Highway136

Forest City (Holt County, MO) – 9:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Friday, May 3 at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, 25542 U.S. Highway 159

For More Information: Charlie Rahm, NRCS public affairs, office (573) 876-9359 or cell (573) 808-5806