Monday, August 7, 2023

USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

Farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination by USDA in its farm loan programs prior to January 1, 2021 and/or are currently debtors with assigned or assumed USDA farm loan debt that was the subject of USDA discrimination that occurred prior to January 1, 2021, are eligible for this program.

To be eligible to participate in the Program, you must: Be or have been a farmer or would-be farmer.
  • Be or have been a participant or would-be participant in farm-lending.
  • Have experienced discrimination by USDA in USDA farm lending, or
  • be a debtor with assigned or assumed USDA farm lending debt that
  • was the subject of USDA discrimination.
  • Be able to verify your identity.
  • Provide information to substantiate the discrimination experienced.

Eligibility Page 

Learn About Land Loss Prevention's SmartGrowth Business Center

Farmers and their families face challenges every day which can affect their livelihood and the health of their business. SmartGrowth is focused on promoting solid business practices and using the law to assist you in securing your investment.

SmartGrowth is a resource within the Land Loss Prevention Project dedicated to assisting farmers who desire to gain or expand their business expertise.

Land Loss Page

Federation Live!

Application Period Opens for USDA Farm Loan Borrowers Who've Faced Discrimination

Watch Here!

Local Offices to Support DFAP Applicants Set to Open Soon

As part of an effort to reach as many agricultural producers as possible who may be eligible for the program, local brick-and-mortar offices are being opened across the country to ensure easy access and personalized assistance.

The offices are one part of a comprehensive outreach process that is designed so that farmers and ranchers have multiple options to gain assistance at no cost. Producers also have the option to file applications online at, by mail, or by turning in applications at the brickand-mortar offices.

Office openings this week include:

DFAP Little Rock Office
400 West Capitol Ave
Suite 1700
Little Rock, AR 72201

DFAP Illinois Office
1811 High Grove Ln
Naperville, IL 60540

DFAP Liberty, New York Office
64 Ferndale Loomis Rd #1
Liberty, NY 12754

DFAP Tennessee Office
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209

DFAP Virginia Office
Cameron Building
325 Brown St
Suite 100
Petersburg, VA 23803

Find Your Local Office

DFAP staff will be available to tell you more about the program, provide applications and other material, and help you sign up for technical assistance.

Soulard Farmers Market
St. Louis, MO

San Luis Obispo Downtown Farmers Market
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Hamilton Fair Market
Hamilton, MT

Web City Farmers Market
Web City, MO

Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo
Loveland, CO

San Luis Valley Area Fair
Monte Vista, CO

Find Your Local Event

The DFAP Call Center will assist you with general inquiries and answer at or phone at 1-800-721-0970

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