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Published 13 January, 2012.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Claims must be submitted by May 1, 2013.
MORE INFORMATION: http://rafiusa.org/deadline-march-25th-usda-claims/
The United States Government has established a claims process to make available $1.33 billion or more to farmers or ranchers who allege discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the denial of farm loan benefits based on being female or Hispanic. The exact time period covered by this claims process are as follows: Hispanic Farmers & Ranchers: Jan. 1, 1981 to Dec. 31, 1996 -or- Oct. 13, 1998 to Oct. 13, 2000. Female Farmers & Ranchers: Jan.1, 1981 to Dec. 31, 1996 -or- Oct. 19, 1998 to Oct. 19, 2000.