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USDA Grant Appeals in St Paul Minnesota

Need a Minnesota Appeals Attorney? For many agricultural producers and businesses, government grants provide a viable, and often times substantial source of capital to aid in their agricultural operations.  Every year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and affiliated agencies such as Rural Development determine whether farm business applicants will be provided grants through administrative decisions.

Working with a USDA Appeals Attorney

The statutes and regulations governing USDA grants are lengthy and complex.  Our USDA appeals attorneys have represented many agricultural producers and successfully assisted in appealing denial determinations of their grant applications.  After a grant application is denied, time is of the essence as the appeal period is often limited.  After a thorough review of your application and the USDA’s reasons for denial, the USDA appeals attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. work together with the applicant to determine which issues may be appealed and to establish a timeline and strategy based on their prior experience in USDA appeals.

The value of a successful grant application is obvious to agricultural producers applying for federal grants.  For this reason, agricultural producers generally employ grant writers to aid in the application process.  Grant writers are familiar with the application process and the regulations which govern eligible grant awards.  However, even with the assistance of a grant writer, the funds available for these grant programs are not infinite and some applications are denied.

Nationwide USDA Appeals Representation

Fortunately for applicants, a denial letter from the USDA is not the end of the road.  For years, attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. have worked in conjunction with grant writers and agricultural producers across the United States to successfully appeal the denial of agricultural grants. The USDA appeals attorneys at Dudley and Smith P.A. have represented agricultural producers in Florida, Washington, Iowa, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Successful USDA Grant Appeals Attorneys

Joseph J. Dudley, Jr. has won multiple appeals for agricultural producers across the United States.  He is very familiar with the USDA rules regulating appeals and he has an appreciation and understanding of the specific needs of agricultural business owners.  If you have a USDA appeal matter, contact Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717 to discuss your appeal rights.

Christopher W. Boline is a qualified USDA appeals attorney at Dudley and Smith, P.A.  He has written multiple victorious appeal briefs and remains up to date on the current USDA grant regulations.  If your grant application has been denied, do not wait to call Dudley and Smith, P.A. at 651-291-1717.