Skip to comments.USDA Announces Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Period Now Open
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 Vilsacks 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
Here comes a whole new set of rat voters, bought and paid for.
This sounds like the latest version of “Pigford”.
So will Willie Nelson be having a concert in celebration?
Exactly. And because the federal government has tons of freshly printed Bernanke QE3 bucks to give away. ENOUGH OF THIS CLASS WARFARE CRAP ALREADY!!!!
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
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?
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?
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.
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.
Classic Cloward-Piven; overwhelm the system to destroy it - then rebuilt your ‘utopian’ upon the ashes.
Sorry - ‘Utopian State’
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?
Ethics and morality have no value to the federal government - in fact, they are categorized as character flaws.
That covers about 1 from each category...as tho’ they ever existed in the first place.
“”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!!!!!!
Everybody do a Lizzy Warren and claim to be Hispanic!
Good grief! Can they dig up any more minorities to pander to before this election!!!??
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.
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM