The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that a group of offices in Texas will be closed for training.  All farm loan offices in Texas will be closed from February 9-13, 2015 for a statewide training conference.

"FSA borrowers will not be able to conduct any farm loan business in their local offices during this time," said USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales. "I would like to thank our customers for their understanding as it is vital that our employees receive proper training in order to provide the best loan making and servicing assistance possible."

All county offices will remain open during February 9-13, as farm program staff will be available; only farm loan personnel will be out of the office.

According to the USDA, FSA borrowers can resume conducting farm loan business in their local office on Tuesday, February 17. All USDA service centers, including FSA offices, will be closed on Monday, February 16 in observance of George Washington's Birthday (President's Day) – a federal holiday.

For a full listing of USDA Service Centers in West Texas, click this link.