USDA's Risk Management Agency Administrator Bill Murphy will participate in two crop insurance listening sessions in Georgia on Thursday, Aug. 27.

The listening sessions will give local producers the opportunity to ask questions about the Federal Crop Insurance program and how the program can benefit Georgia producers.

The first listening session will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the County Government Center, 225 Pine Ave., Albany, Ga. The second listening session will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Educational Building Auditorium at Waycross College, 2001 South Georgia Pkwy., Waycross, Ga.

Employees of the Risk Management Agency's Valdosta, Ga., regional office staff will also be available to answer questions.

For more information, please contact Shirley Pugh, Director, Public Affairs, at (202) 690-0437 or by email at; or Michelle Bouchard, Public Affairs Staff, at (202) 720-5846 or by email at