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Discrimination Financial Assistance Program Weekly Update

Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) Overview

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on July 7, 2023, the financial assistance application process is now open for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to January 2021. Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) directs USDA to provide this assistance. Since the law’s passage, USDA has worked diligently to design the program in accordance with significant stakeholder input.

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Cooperator Spotlight

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The 2022 National Young Farmer Survey Report

Every five years the National Young Farmers Coalition gathers stories from young and BIPOC farmers across the country through the National Young Farmer Survey.

This year, the Coalition received over 10,000 responses from past, current, and aspiring farmers. 

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DFAP Resources

The Farmers' Legal Action Group (FLAG)

Brief Farmers' Guide to USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

On July 7, 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program was open. FLAG has created a brief Guide to this program. This brief Farmers' Guide to USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance is a very short discussion of the Program.

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Local Offices Opening

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.

Recent office opening:

New Hampshire Office

1045 Elm Street, Suite 204

Manchester, NH 03101

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Local Events

The DFAP administrators and cooperators are making technical assistance available across the country. At these local events, staff will be available to tell you more about the program and provide application assistance. If there are no events listed in your state, please check the website as our local events schedule will be updated.


Here is a look at where you can find us during the next few weeks (additional events may be added).

DFAP Regional Events:


146th Arkansas Valley Fair 

Rocky Ford, CO 



CCHCC August Amigo Luncheon 

Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Fresno, CA



Cooperator Events:


Indiana State Fair

Indianapolis, IN

7/28/2023 – 8/21/2023

Host: Farmer Veteran Coalition


8th Annual South Carolina Rural & Limited Landowner Symposium

Florence, SC

8/11/2023 – 8/12/2023

Host: Farmer Veteran Coalition


IRA 22007 Information Session for Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners (Register)


Host: Rural Coalition


Sesión Informativa Virtual (Registraste aquí)

IRA Sección 22007 Sesión informativa para agricultores, ganaderos y terratenientes forestales


Host: Coalicíon Rural


Federation of Southern Cooperatives Annual Meeting

22007 Workshop

Epes, AL


Host: Federation of Southern Cooperatives


IRA 22007 Information Session for Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners (Register)


Cooperator: Rural Coalition


National Agricultural Law Center (Register)

Webinar: An Overview of the USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program


Host: Farmers’ Legal Action Group


Farmer Webinar with University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension (Details forthcoming)


Host: Farmers’ Legal Action Group


IRA 22007 Information Session for Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners (Register)


Host: Rural Coalition


Farm Progress Show

Decatur, IL

8/29/2023 – 8/31/2023

Host: Farmer Veteran Coalition

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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