Donaldsonville Chamber, parish welcomes new USDA Service Center

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The Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce and the Parish of Ascension welcomed the USDA Service Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 8 to celebrate the completion of the new facility located at 2259 Business Park Blvd, Donaldsonville.

The Donaldsonville Chamber of Commerce and the Parish of Ascension welcomed the USDA Service Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 8 to celebrate the completion of the new facility located at 2259 Business Park Blvd, Donaldsonville.

The USDA Service Center, a 3,979 sq. foot facility, serves Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parishes.  It houses the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Lower Delta Soil & Water Conservation District. It serves local agriculture producers by administering programs written into the Farm Bill and providing technical assistance with conservation efforts to benefit agriculture operations and the environment.

In attendance at the ribbon cutting were: Donaldsonville Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Councilman Raymond Aucoin, Ken Dawson on behalf of the Parish President’s Office, George Rodeillat with Ascension Parish; Jamie Templet, County Executive of USDA; Marian Simoneaux, FSA; Robert Picciola, Laterrace, RE developer; FSA County Soil and water board members; Martin Fontenot, and others.