Monday, July 18, 2011

USDA - Hispanic or Women Farmers and Ranchers



United States

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Dear Community Leader in Florida: 


You are invited to attend a meeting to learn about an important program. It concerns Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who may have experienced discrimination, during certain periods between 1981 to 2000 when they sought loans or credit benefits from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 


Earlier this year, you may have heard that USDA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a program making over $1.33 billion available to implement a significant claims resolution process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers.  The success of this program depends on effective outreach and notification to Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers. We need your help to spread the word.


As a community leader I hope you will attend this meeting and learn more about the outreach program and how we can work together to inform Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers about this proposed claims effort.  Please be aware that this meeting is to discuss the general plan for the claims process; unfortunately, USDA will not be able to discuss the details of any individual claim at the meeting.


Secretary Vilsack has made civil rights one of his top priorities at USDA. Please help us reach out to inform community members about this program.




Tim Manning, State Executive Director

USDA Farm Service Agency - Florida




Date                 July 18, 2011

Time                7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location          Florida International University College of Law, Large Courtroom

                        11200 S.W. 8th Street

                                Miami, FL 33199



                        Date                 July 19, 2011

                        Time                6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

                        Location          Clayton Hutchinson Cooperative Extension Service

559 North Military Trail, Exhibit Hall A

                                                West Palm Beach, FL 33415



        Date                July 20, 2011

        Time                6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

        Location          Livestock Pavilion Auditorium

                                2232 NE Jacksonville Road

                                Ocala, FL 33470



        Date                 July 21, 2011

        Time                7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

        Location          University of Florida, Jackson Extension Campus

                                Jackson County Agricultural Complex

                                2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 3

                                Marianna, FL 32448



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LaTasha Thomas Pace|Area Technician

Rural Development

U.S. Department of Agriculture

2629 Waverly Barn Road, Suite 129

Davenport, Florida 33897

Phone: 863.420.4833., ext. 104 | Fax: 863.424.7333


"Committed to the future of rural communities"
"Estamos dedicados al futuro de las comunidades rurales"



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