Emergency farm loans open for drought-affected farmers 1

Farm Service Agency, Seguin, Texas: 8/14/12

FSA Farm Loan Manager Raecene Randall announced today that applications for emergency farm loans for losses caused by damages and losses caused by drought January 01, 2012 and continuing are now being accepted at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Seguin.

Bee, Bexar, Comal, Goliad, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Refugio, and Wilson are nine(9) Counties in Texas recently named by the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary Vilsack, eligible for loans to cover part of actual production losses resulting from the drought. Randall said farmers may be eligible for loans of up to 100% of their actual losses or the operating loan needed to continue the agricultural business, whichever is less. For farmers unable to obtain credit from private commercial lenders, the interest rate is 3.75 percent.

“As a general rule, a farmer must have suffered at least More…

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DWT2012 Presents: Volunteer Danielle Lombino and Panacea Mortgage Reply

Danielle Lombino

     Dripping with Taste Wine & Food Festival organizers are quick to point out that the event would not be possible without the time and many talents that their high-octane volunteers bring to the table.
     Danielle Lombino with Panacea Mortgage is one of those high-value volunteers. This year, Danielle “loaned” her talents to the team responsible for soliciting festival sponsorships (they exceeded their goals!) and entertainment (5-7 live bands!).
     Meet Danielle and learn what she does when she’s not helping to make DWT a success, in her own words:
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE WITH THE DRIPPING WITH TASTE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL 2012? More…