USDA Seeks Public Comment Regarding Discrimination

Lending programs are the focus of desired feedback.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened up public comment last week, requesting input on how to best assist farmers who have experienced discrimination in the USDA’s lending programs. The Inflation Reduction Act has allocated $2.2 billion for the USDA to create lending programs specifically designed to lend to those who have been discriminated against. Farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners are all welcome to give input.

“The historic Inflation Reduction Act gives USDA important tools to help provide justice to those that have been discriminated against,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Biden-Harris Administration is deeply committed to upholding civil rights, advancing equity, and doing right by agricultural producers, especially those who USDA’s programs have not fully served. ”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his advisors as they pursue equity in federal programs.
  • For prudence for Secretary Vilsack as he seeks public comment on discrimination.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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