USDA StrikeForce Initiative in Texasupdated: August 2016

Texas is one of the states participating in the USDA StrikeForce Initiative. The Strike Force Initiative is designed to provide relief to persistent high-poverty counties - 90 percent of which are in rural areas - by accelerating technical and financial assistance delivered through the Department's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency, and Rural Development.

To implement the StrikeForce Initiative, these agencies work in partnership with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to improve outreach and provide assistance to communities and farmers. Ultimately we want to increase awareness of and participation in USDA's programs, as well as provide additional economic benefits to these areas.

Texas has 96 StrikeForce counties. NRCS, collaborators and partners are focusing additional outreach efforts and assistance on accelerating the delivery of NRCS’ available technical and financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and communities in these counties. NRCS technical and financial assistance efforts are already making a difference in the lives of landowners.

 

 

 

The following 96 counties in Texas are now designated as StrikeForce counties:

Atascosa, Bee, Brazos, Briscoe, Brooks, Caldwell, Cameron, Camp, Castro, Cherokee, Cochran, Coleman, Collingsworth, Comanche, Concho, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Delta, Dickens, Dimmit, Duval, Eastland, Edwards, El Paso, Erath, Falls, Floyd, Foard, Frio, Gaines, Garza, Gonzales, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Hidalgo, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, Knox, Lamb, La Salle, Limestone, Lynn, McCulloch, McLennan, Madison, Marion, Matagorda, Maverick, Morris, Motley, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Robertson, Runnels, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Starr, Stephens, Terry, Trinity, Tyler, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Walker, Waller, Webb, Wilbarger, Willacy, Winkler, Yoakum, Zapata, Zavala?


Contact USDA StrikeForce Initiative in Texas


Contact USDA StrikeForce Initiative in Texas

Bertha Venegas
State Outreach Coordinator
136 Old San Antonio Rd.
Boerne, Texas  78006-2816
Phone: 830-249-3508 extension 103
Fax: 830-249-9120


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Atascosa County, Texas
  • Bee County, Texas
  • Brazos County, Texas
  • Briscoe County, Texas
  • Brooks County, Texas
  • Caldwell County, Texas
  • Cameron County, Texas
  • Camp County, Texas
  • Castro County, Texas
  • Cherokee County, Texas
  • Cochran County, Texas
  • Coleman County, Texas
  • Collingsworth County, Texas
  • Comanche County, Texas
  • Concho County, Texas
  • Crane County, Texas
  • Crosby County, Texas
  • Culberson County, Texas
  • Dawson County, Texas
  • Delta County, Texas
  • Dickens County, Texas
  • Dimmit County, Texas
  • Duval County, Texas
  • Eastland County, Texas
  • Edwards County, Texas
  • El Paso County, Texas
  • Erath County, Texas
  • Falls County, Texas
  • Floyd County, Texas
  • Foard County, Texas
  • Frio County, Texas
  • Gaines County, Texas
  • Garza County, Texas
  • Gonzales County, Texas
  • Hale County, Texas
  • Hall County, Texas
  • Hardeman County, Texas
  • Hidalgo County, Texas
  • Houston County, Texas
  • Howard County, Texas
  • Hudspeth County, Texas
  • Jeff Davis County, Texas
  • Jim Wells County, Texas
  • Karnes County, Texas
  • Kenedy County, Texas
  • Kinney County, Texas
  • Kleberg County, Texas
  • Knox County, Texas
  • La Salle County, Texas
  • Lamb County, Texas
  • Limestone County, Texas
  • Lynn County, Texas
  • Madison County, Texas
  • Marion County, Texas
  • Matagorda County, Texas
  • Maverick County, Texas
  • McCulloch County, Texas
  • McLennan County, Texas
  • Morris County, Texas
  • Motley County, Texas
  • Nacogdoches County, Texas
  • Navarro County, Texas
  • Nueces County, Texas
  • Ochiltree County, Texas
  • Oldham County, Texas
  • Parmer County, Texas
  • Polk County, Texas
  • Potter County, Texas
  • Presidio County, Texas
  • Real County, Texas
  • Reeves County, Texas
  • Robertson County, Texas
  • Runnels County, Texas
  • Sabine County, Texas
  • San Augustine County, Texas
  • San Jacinto County, Texas
  • San Saba County, Texas
  • Schleicher County, Texas
  • Shelby County, Texas
  • Starr County, Texas
  • Stephens County, Texas
  • Terry County, Texas
  • Trinity County, Texas
  • Tyler County, Texas
  • Upton County, Texas
  • Uvalde County, Texas
  • Val Verde County, Texas
  • Walker County, Texas
  • Waller County, Texas
  • Webb County, Texas
  • Wilbarger County, Texas
  • Willacy County, Texas
  • Winkler County, Texas
  • Yoakum County, Texas
  • Zapata County, Texas
  • Zavala County, Texas

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