Ask FSA Andy by FSA Andy– about discriminated hispanics and women farmers

Hello Again!

This past weekend finally brought some much-needed rain showers to the area. We are so thankful for that! The crops, lawns, gardens, trees, and pastures really needed a drink.

Your local Farm Service Agency is always striving to provide programs and services fairly and equitably. But in the past, there may have been some cases where some customers were not treated that way. This may be especially true if you are a woman or Hispanic farmer.

Therefore, USDA has established a streamlined process to resolve the claims of women and Hispanic farmers who believe they were discriminated against when seeking USDA farm loans.

If you believe the USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you between 1981 and 2000 because you are female, or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.

For additional information on this and other settlement issues contact: Hispanic and Women Farmer Claims Process: www.farmerclaims.gov or call 888-508-4429; The Native American Farmers Class Action Settlement: www.IndianFarmClass.com or call 888-233-5506.

Individuals interested in participating in the claims process may register to receive a claims package, or may obtain more information, by visiting the website or by calling the Farmer and Rancher Call Center.

The USDA cannot provide legal advice; persons seeking legal advice will need to contact a lawyer or other legal services provider.

That’s all for now,

FSA Andy

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FSA Andy is written by USDA Farm Service Agency county executive directors in northeastern Ohio. More Stories by FSA Andy

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