USDA Official to Visit Michigan Farm to Discuss Farm Bill Program Assistance to Family Farms
(EAST LANSING, Mich.) – Oct. 5, 2016 – USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini is scheduled to tour Almar Orchard in Flushing to discuss how FSA Programs, such as Farm Storage Facility Loans and Emergency Loans, impact farm success. Almar Orchard is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated farm that demonstrates how Michigan farms are able to endure natural disasters and thrive with the assistance of Farm Bill safety-net programs.
WHO: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Val Dolcini, Administrator, Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Christine white, State Executive Director, Michigan Farm Service Agency (FSA)
WHAT: Media availability with FSA Administrator Val Dolcini on a farm tour of Almar Orchard with owner, Jim Koan. Val Dolcini will be available to discuss the 2014 Farm Bill and program changes since its implementation.
Note: If you are unable to attend the media event, Administrator Val Dolcini will gladly conduct phone interviews while traveling in Michigan. Contact Savannah Halleaux for scheduling – see contact information above and below.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: Almar Orchards
1431 Duffield Rd,
Flushing, MI 48433
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Yes - FSA Administrator Val Dolcini, Washington, DC
Public Affairs & Outreach Coordinator
Michigan Farm Service Agency
USDA - Farm Service Agency