16th Annual Healthy Living Fair Coming in November

Join Citrus County Support Services on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from noon to 2:30pm for the 16th Annual Healthy Living Fair.

The event will be held at the Citrus Springs Community Center, located at 1570 W. Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs, FL 34434.

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Citrus County wins EPA water conservation award

Youth sporting a water-drop-shaped Mardi Gras mask to celebrate Water Sense Fix a Leak Week at the March 2020 Shrimpapalooza festival.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County with a third WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its dedication to helping consumers save water and promoting WaterSense and water efficiency throughout 2020.

The award was announced during the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, along with 33 other utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers, and other organizations that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes, and programs.

WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and homes and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. Since the program started in 2006, WaterSense labeled products have helped consumers and businesses save 5.3 trillion gallons of water—enough water to supply all households in the United States with water for 200 days! In addition to water savings, WaterSense has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump, and treat water by 603 billion kilowatt hours and save $108 billion in water and energy bills.

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Higher loan limit available for USDA guaranteed farm loans

USDA Extends Disaster Set-Aside for Direct Loans Until 2022

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing a higher loan limit will be available for borrowers seeking a guaranteed farm loan starting Oct. 1, 2021, from $1.776 million to $1.825 million.

“Farm loans are critical for our customers’ annual operating and family living expenses, emergency needs, and cash flow,” FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux said. “Raising the guaranteed loan limit will allow FSA to better meet the financial needs of producers as natural disasters and the pandemic continue to impact their operations.”

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