(Press Release) If you are a female or Hispanic farmer and you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because of your gender or race, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.
You may be eligible if:
• you sought a farm loan or farm-loan servicing from USDA during that period; and
• the loan was denied, provided late, approved for a lesser amount than requested, approved with restrictive conditions, or USDA failed to provide an appropriate loan service; and
• you believe these actions occurred because you are female or Hispanic.
The Farm Service Agency wants all producers who may be eligible to be aware of this claims process for female and Hispanic farmers and ranchers so they can come forward and participate in these processes.
If you want to register your name to receive a claims package in the female and Hispanic farmers claims process, you can call the Farmer and Rancher Call Center at 1-888-508-4429 or access the Website: www.farmerclaims.gov.