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NRCS Texas to hold State Technical Committee meeting

Temple, April 27, 2023 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas will hold a meeting of the State Technical Committee on May 16, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Temple-Belton, 5247 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple, Texas.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
1. Registration
2. Welcome
3. Agency Updates
4. Subcommittee Reports
5. Break
6. Breakout Sessions
7. Group Reports from Breakout Sessions
8. Lunch (not provided)
9. Farm Bill and Inflation Reduction Act Updates
10. Public Comment and Open Discussion
11. Closing Discussion/Adjourn

Through the meeting, NRCS seeks input from Texas citizens and representatives of organizations and agencies on natural resource priorities and concerns. This input helps guide the delivery of NRCS conservation programs and technical assistance within the state. NRCS and other USDA agencies will provide brief updates on Farm Bill programs and be available for participants to ask questions and offer suggestions.

Questions can be directed to Charles Kneuper, state resources conservationist for Texas, at (254) 742-9873. Those unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to have a representative join in their place. Participants are encouraged to submit written comments and suggestions.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact Assistant State Conservationist for Management and Strategy Lauren Kunce, Texas NRCS reasonable accommodation contact, at, (254)742-9933 or the USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted a minimum of 12 days in advance.

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