The USDA has issued a fraud alert! Producers should be aware of a fraudulent letter circulating.
The signature line in these letters reads "Frank Rutenberg" and the sender claims to be a USDA employee seeking information about the recipient. These letters are a fraud, the sender is fictitious, and recipients should not respond to these letters.
Should you receive one of these fraudulent letters, please notify your local Farm Service Agency or a USDA service center representative.