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USDA announces claims process for Hispanic and female farmers

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WILLMAR -- On Feb. 25, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Justice announced an optional and voluntary program available to Hispanic and women farmers who assert they were discriminated against when seeking USDA farm loans during certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. Those who qualify and submit a timely claim could receive an award of up to $50,000 in cash.


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