There have been allegations of discrimination against minorities by the the Department of Agriculture in regards to applications for farming loans. In response, the government set up the funds Claims Process to make available $1.33 billion or more to farmers who alleged discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture based on the basis of being female, or based on being Hispanic, in making or servicing farm loans during certain periods between 1981 and 2000. If you qualify and submit a timely claim, you could receive an award of up to $50,000 or up to $250,000 in cash, depending on the evidence that you submit. USDA will also provide a total of up to $160 million in debt relief to successful Claimants who currently owe USDA money for eligible farm loans. Successful Claimants may also receive an additional amount, equal to 25% of the combined cash award plus the principal amount of debt relief, to help pay federal taxes that may be owed.
We recently underwent training to handle these claims and you may contact us if you would like more information or have any questions about the process.
More information is also available at: https://www.farmerclaims.gov//