New financial assistance program to help farmers discriminated against by USDA
Financial assistance applications are now open for USDA borrowers who faced discrimination. It is called Section 22007.
The Inflation Reduction Act set aside $2 billion dollars to producers who were discriminated against in USDA farm lending and other programs.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says that the agency is making sure producers have clear information about the program and how to apply.
“Working with cooperator groups so we can ensure that the word gets out to all those who believe they’ve been discriminated against at USDA in farm loads and farm activities to be able to make sure that they do get the information necessary for the application,” Sec. Vilsack explains.
The application process is free and the deadline is October 31st.
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