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Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
United States Department of Agriculture ^ | 6-16-11

Posted on 06/16/2011 8:27:01 PM PDT by artichokegrower

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes and guarantees loans to approved socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms and ranches.

A socially disadvantaged (SDA) farmer, rancher, or agricultural producer is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of his or her identity as a member of the group without regard to his or her individual qualities. SDA groups are women, African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=sfl


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; farmers; farming; fsa; sda; usda
I'm socially disadvantaged. I'm a taxpayer.
1 posted on 06/16/2011 8:27:04 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Excellent! I just became a One-legged Eskimo Lesbian Chicken Farmer! Wa-Hoo! My troubles are over! Thank you, Mother Government!

*SMIRK*


2 posted on 06/16/2011 8:30:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: artichokegrower

So those folks who never farmed will get an advantage over those who have been working and sweating out in the fields.

Are they using Zimbabwe as a model?


3 posted on 06/16/2011 8:32:56 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

The time has come to clean house.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 8:36:17 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: artichokegrower

American Indians? Oh, you mean those folks who showed the Jamestowne settlers and the Pilgrims how to survive.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 8:37:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: artichokegrower

No kidding!


6 posted on 06/16/2011 8:37:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Lesbian Trapped in a man’s body farmer. Plus I also have no land, it’s not fair. Pay me not to plant anything.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 8:38:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I just became a One-legged Eskimo Lesbian Chicken Farmer!

LOL! That's very ambitious of you :^)

8 posted on 06/16/2011 8:38:55 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: artichokegrower

Beyond sickening. Shrink government and do it now. This is garbage.


9 posted on 06/16/2011 8:39:04 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: ladyjane

Western Farm Press

FSA loans and socially disadvantaged agriculture producers
Tue, 2010-11-30

* Val Dolcini, state executive director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in California says his agency continues to reach out to women, ethnic and minority farmers. As last year’s lending data shows, California’s FSA staff has experienced significant success in making loans to socially disadvantaged (SDA) producers.
* “In California, 39.7 percent of the loans FSA approved, were to minority or socially disadvantaged applicants this last year,” according to Dolcini
* SDA groups are women, Blacks or African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

Val Dolcini, state executive director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in California says his agency continues to reach out to women, ethnic and minority farmers. As last year’s lending data shows, California’s FSA staff has experienced significant success in making loans to socially disadvantaged producers.

“In loans, programs and services, everything we do is available for all applicants,” said Dolcini. “But for traditionally underrepresented population groups, FSA continues to focus on increased participation in all offices,” said Dolcini. FSA reserves a portion of its direct and guaranteed loan funds each year for eligible socially disadvantaged participants. These loan programs are designed to help farmers purchase and operate family size farms.

“In California, 39.7 percent of the loans FSA approved, were to minority or socially disadvantaged applicants this last year,” according to Dolcini. FSA’s total California loan activity during Fiscal Year 2010 exceeded $117 million, with $46.7 million of those dollars reaching socially disadvantaged borrowers who applied and qualified for direct and guaranteed loans.

FSA defines a socially disadvantaged (SDA) farmer, rancher or agricultural producer as one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of his or her identity as a member of the group, without regard to his or her individual qualities. SDA groups are women, Blacks or African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

“With these loan and assistance programs, FSA hopes to help reverse the declining number of farmers and ranchers across the United States and especially here in California,” said Dolcini. “These loans help to encourage and assist individuals to become owner / operators of their own farms and ranches, to participate in agricultural programs and to become integral members of the agricultural community.”

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a given program before FSA can extend program benefits. For more information on these and other programs available through FSA, contact the Farm Service Agency at the local USDA Service Center or call 530-792-5520 or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 8:39:28 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I just became a One-legged Eskimo Lesbian Chicken Farmer!


I almost wet myself when I read this.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 8:43:00 PM PDT by Conservaliberty (Ancient Chinese Curse: "May you live in interesting times....and may you always get what you want.")
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To: artichokegrower

Whew! Thank God my wife is a woman or I would never get one of these loans. I guess the gov’t really just hates white homosexual males.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 8:50:33 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: artichokegrower

What about gay, transgender and disabled farmers?


13 posted on 06/16/2011 8:52:22 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: artichokegrower

Po ass redneck sod busters need not apply.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 8:55:21 PM PDT by mylife
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I’m so sick of this victim crap

Love it or leave it


15 posted on 06/16/2011 8:55:24 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: artichokegrower
A socially disadvantaged (SDA) farmer, rancher, or agricultural producer is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of his or her identity as a member of the group without regard to his or her individual qualities.

Somebody's disadvantaged, but it isn't socially.

16 posted on 06/16/2011 8:59:20 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

When the Mexicans seize control of the halls of power, this type of social engineering will go away, but along with their economically disadvantaged rise to power will come the corruption and graft that is so common south of the border. When can we just say no?


17 posted on 06/16/2011 9:04:21 PM PDT by blackpacific
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To: mylife
Socially Disadvantaged Farmers Photobucket
18 posted on 06/16/2011 9:11:54 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Excellent! I just became a One-legged Eskimo Lesbian Chicken Farmer! "

Not so fast Diana, "Eskimo" means you're in or from Sarah Palin's state. Good luck getting anything from Obamastad.

"Lesbian" however, does mean your story will be picked up by the MSM as the recent faux Syrian lesbian bloggers proved.

19 posted on 06/16/2011 9:17:27 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: artichokegrower
That's funny!

I had written a diatribe in the course of which I looked something up I'd read with google. Then I scrapped the post because it was too long.

So I look at the Sarah Palin thread and jump over and am listening and partly watching her video about her emails, and what does Youtube dish up? The farmer I'd googled. I doubt if I'd deleted my cookies which I often do, it would have made any difference.

They probably used my search and IP address; mine is dynamic and changes almost every day but would have been the same over a span of a few minutes. Makes me annoyed and should use a different search engine. There's one that uses google but anonymously supposedly, can't remember what it is.

I'm learning a lot about farming I never knew which I formerly thought boring.

The FSA has all kinds of programs, so this isn't surprising. Last night I happened across and watched a video about how the Land Bank had made loans to farmers and then land prices tanked for awhile or, in one case the farmer in CO died, left the farm to his heirs, and there was a provision that if he died, the government got the land back which it did.

There was a series of lawsuits but went on for years but finally there was justice for some.

My friend's husband had a good job in town, parents were farmers, wife worked, and he wanted so badly to get into farming and could never get ahead enough to afford the startup costs. I don't know if he ever achieved his dream, maybe when his parents died. Land was dirt cheap back then compared to now.

Great interview, Sarah, am multi-tasking.

20 posted on 06/16/2011 9:53:50 PM PDT by Aliska
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Good grief.......all those above groups, when they were in power in their lands victimized the weaker in their cultures. It is the history of all people. All people were racist to outsiders and it was the white Christians who allowed women status in a culture and gave minorities rights....No rights for minorities and women existed in other societies.

The concept of minority rights and women rights comes from Christianity.

Why are we allowing unequal under the law in the USA? That is SO unconstitutional.

This is social engineering....we really have to return to the Constitution and treat everyone as EQUAL under the law.

Governments can not be social engineers and central planners. They always destroy whatever they touch.


21 posted on 06/16/2011 10:53:25 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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Gosh! Gays aren't socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers?

This stuff has to stop in the next administration. It's asinine, unfair and unAmerican.

22 posted on 06/17/2011 12:21:08 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: artichokegrower

I am a one legged, one armed, one eyed, transvestite, American with lineage of the mutt variety. A little island pacifica, some American indian,some spanish some kind, my grandmother was not sure,some where in my lineage I am sure I could find an asiatic type.Might be able to prove some African descent, seems I remember that all of us trace our roots back to Africa.
I have never farmed but if the govt is handing out money I will be sure to get some, then maybe I can move out of this here trailer and get me a farm. What is a Farm by the way.
If II have a farm does that mean I must work. Damn this free money does come with some strange strings. Tell you what give me the money I will dazzle the ladies with my new found wealth. You keep the farm, will cut into my free time, cannot have that.

When I run out of money I am sure my people in DC will figure a way to skim some more of you RICH white folks.

Se


23 posted on 06/17/2011 12:46:12 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Conservaliberty

*Ba-Dump-Dump* Thanks! I’ll be here all week. Try the veal and don’t forget to tip your waitress! :)

(I see by your profile that you’re a ConservaLib? I’m a Republitarian, LOL!)


24 posted on 06/17/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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