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USDA Announces Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Period Now Open
US Government ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack

Posted on 09/24/2012 6:05:54 PM PDT by SgtHooper

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013.

The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied their applications for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000.

As announced in February 2011, the voluntary claims process will make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief payments, plus up to $160 million in farm debt relief, to eligible Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. There are no filing fees to participate in the program.

The Department will continue reaching out to potential Hispanic and female claimants, around the country to get the word out to individuals who may be eligible for this program so they have the opportunity to participate.

Call center representatives can be reached at 1-888-508-4429. Claimants must register for a claims package (by calling the number or visiting the website) and the claims package will be mailed to claimants. All those interested in learning more or receiving information about the claims process and claims packages are encouraged to attend meetings in your communities about the claims process and contact the website or claims telephone number.

Website: www.farmerclaims.gov Phone: 1-888-508-4429 Claims Period: September 24, 2012 - March 25, 2013.

Independent legal services companies will administer the claims process and adjudicate the claims. Although there are no filing fees to participate and a lawyer is not required to participate in the claims process, persons seeking legal advice may contact a lawyer or other legal services provider.

To read Secretary Tom Vilsack’s entire news release issued today (9/24/12) click on the following link: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2012/09/0309.xml&contentidonly=true


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: farmer; hispanic; rancherusda

1 posted on 09/24/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: SgtHooper

Here comes a whole new set of rat voters, bought and paid for.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 6:07:09 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

This sounds like the latest version of “Pigford”.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: SgtHooper

Pigford II!


4 posted on 09/24/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: SgtHooper

So will Willie Nelson be having a concert in celebration?


5 posted on 09/24/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SgtHooper

Exactly. And because the federal government has tons of freshly printed Bernanke QE3 bucks to give away. ENOUGH OF THIS CLASS WARFARE CRAP ALREADY!!!!


6 posted on 09/24/2012 6:09:39 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: autumnraine

I think there’s a ‘Global Citizen’ concert coming up.. And guess what the logo is??? Hmmmm.. It’s a tough one.. A big, fat ‘O’, just like 0bama’s


7 posted on 09/24/2012 6:11:20 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: SgtHooper

Buying votes with other people’s money. If I stick a knife in your face and demand your money, but then give the money to Joe who lives down the street, will the cops arrest me or give me a hearty handshake? What’s the difference?


8 posted on 09/24/2012 6:12:31 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SgtHooper

How about a “Class Action” in defense of TAXPAYERS being discriminated against, whereas NON-TAXPAYERS get all the benefit of their confiscated Earnings, and the Taxpayer gets shit on?


9 posted on 09/24/2012 6:12:59 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
ENOUGH OF THIS CLASS WARFARE CRAP ALREADY!!!!

That's for the voters to decide. If they decide to vote for more of this, then I just may go from "Buy American" to "Boycott American". I love my country as much as anyone, but I'm tired of being crapped on by it like this.

10 posted on 09/24/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: traditional1

Another total scam unleashed to rob the Treasury brought to you by the “discrminatin” USDA. First it was for the Black Farmers now the Hispanic “farmers”. They will be giving this money out to Mezicans that grew a habenaro pepper plant in their window sill.

Do any of the Fed Employees who did refused the loans even get a hand slap for costing the Public Billions of Dollars??

Thieves & Traitors all - EEO is a reparations racket.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 6:22:44 PM PDT by Gasshog
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To: SgtHooper


12 posted on 09/24/2012 6:27:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SgtHooper

Classic Cloward-Piven; overwhelm the system to destroy it - then rebuilt your ‘utopian’ upon the ashes.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 6:28:10 PM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: ExpatCanuck

Sorry - ‘Utopian State’


14 posted on 09/24/2012 6:29:00 PM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: SgtHooper

This is blatant wealth redistribution thinly disguised as a legal obligation for past imaginary discrimination that never took place.

What about poor whites who wanted a farm but never applied for a loan because they knew they couldn’t afford to pay it back and were too ethical to take money from others under those circumstances?

Oh, wait....

Ethics and morality have no value to the federal government - in fact, they are categorized as character flaws.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 6:30:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Cerdoford


16 posted on 09/24/2012 6:34:08 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: SgtHooper

That covers about 1 from each category...as tho’ they ever existed in the first place.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 6:53:48 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SgtHooper

“”Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack””

And his wife is running for Steve King’s Senate seat!!! We need Steve King in the Senate - we don’t need her! Where do these WIVES get the idea they need to run for political office? Watch for Michelle in 2016!!!!!!


18 posted on 09/24/2012 6:58:32 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SgtHooper

Everybody do a Lizzy Warren and claim to be Hispanic!


19 posted on 09/24/2012 7:18:09 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SgtHooper

Good grief! Can they dig up any more minorities to pander to before this election!!!??


20 posted on 09/24/2012 7:21:08 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: SgtHooper

They’ve been actively trying to get anyone to sign up for this stuff. Hubby’s elderly aunt (we’re farmers) received a couple of letters last year wanting her to sign up for it. Both letters hit the round file immediately.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 8:00:15 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: SgtHooper

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM


22 posted on 09/25/2012 12:27:33 AM PDT by PGalt
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