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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.


Use of Terms

Defining Socially Disadvantaged Farmer or Rancher


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