What is a Socially Disadvantaged Farmer or Rancher?
Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Section 2501(a) of the Food, Agriculture Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279(a)). Section 2501(a) defines a socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher as a farmer or rancher who is a member of a socially disadvantaged group, which is further defined as a group whose members have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities.
Please use the documents below to learn more about the term socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher.