Fraudulent USDA Letter Circulating
November 8, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been made aware that there is a fraudulent letter circulating to producers and/or contractors. 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. 
Should you receive one of these fraudulent letters, please notify your local Farm Service Agency or a USDA service center representative.