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Attention: Farm Loan Discrimination Victims

Were You Denied A Farm Loan Because of Discrimination?

Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs may qualify for Significant Financial Compensation. Eligible claims can reach up to $500k each!
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Farmers, Ranchers, and Forest Landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs may qualify for Significant Financial Compensation. Eligible claims can reach up to $500k each!

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New Law Aims to Compensate Farmers Who Experienced Discrimination

Discrimination in the United States Department of Agriculture is well documented and well known. After several attempts to reconcile with farmers who suffered discrimination, a new law may provide significant financial compensation to those farmers who suffered discrimination in U.S. Department of Agriculture loan programs.
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The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in August 2022, and part of the legislation provides Discrimination Financial Assistance to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in farm lending programs from the USDA prior to December 31, 2020.
If you were unfairly denied financial assistance in USDA farm lending programs, don’t wait to file your claim. The government has set aside $2.2 billion to compensate those who have been unfairly denied loans or subjected to other forms of discrimination by the USDA. However, this fund is limited and may run out before all the claims are processed.

What Counts as Discrimination?

Discrimination in farm loan applications is a grave issue that affects many people based on their race, sex, gender, political affiliation, or other characteristic. It strips families of the ability to work, produce and build generational wealth.
Discrimination can take various forms, such as:
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Discrimination can take various forms, such as:
Loan Denials:Some loan officers or agents may reject a loan application based on discriminatory criterion, rather than on the applicant's creditworthiness or financial situation. This is especially unfair if the loan officer or agent favors someone they know or like over the applicant.
Unfair Loan Terms or Changes of Terms:Another way of discriminating is by imposing unfavorable or unreasonable terms on a loan, such as a high-interest rate, a short repayment period, or a large penalty fee. Alternatively, a loan officer or agent may change the terms of a loan without informing or obtaining consent from the applicant, which can affect their cash flow and ability to repay the loan.
Deferred or Delayed Loans:A loan officer or agent may also intentionally delay or postpone a loan application process, making the applicant wait for a long time or miss important deadlines. This can cause financial hardship for the applicant and prevent them from having a successful harvest season if they are a farmer.
Excessive Collateral:Another form of discrimination is requiring an excessive or unreasonable amount of collateral for a loan, such as property, equipment, or crops. This can discourage an applicant from applying for a loan or put them at risk of losing their assets if they default on the loan.
Insistence on a Loan Office Being Involved:A loan officer or agent may also interfere with an applicant's rights by insisting on being involved in every aspect of their farming operation, such as planting, harvesting, marketing, or selling. This can limit the applicant's autonomy and decision-making power.
Discouragement or Failure to Provide:The easiest ways for discrimination against a farmer to occur is to discourage them from applying for a loan or assistance or fail to provide information about the options that are available.

Who Qualifies for Discrimination Financial Assistance?

You must be a Farmer, Rancher, or Forest Landowner who suffered economic harm from financial discrimination in USDA farm lending programs before December 31, 2020.
Qualifying Loan Types Include:
  • Direct FSA Farm Loans
  • Guaranteed Farm Loans

How Much Is Available for Claims?

The Discrimination Financial Assistance program is a new initiative by the USDA to compensate farmers, ranchers, or forest landowners who faced discrimination from its farm lending programs before 2021.
The program is supported by the IRA, which allocated $2.2 billion for this purpose. However, some experts and advocates are concerned this amount may not be sufficient to cover all the eligible claims, which can reach up to $500k each, and are calling for the government to increase funding for the program or to extend the deadline for using the money.
Due to the way the program is designed, we are hiring more staff for our offices because we know how crucial it will be for our clients to file their claims as soon as possible. There is a risk that the money will run out, and it is uncertain if the government will replenish the funds. Don't delay filing your claim!

If You Were Denied Farm Loans Because of Discrimination, We Can Help

If you are a Black, female, Native American, or Hispanic farmer, rancher, or forest landowner who has faced discrimination in accessing USDA farm loan programs, you may be eligible for compensation from a historic relief fund.
Act Now! We are a free connection service that specializes in discrimination compensation. We can help you file your claim and maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Contact us today and get justice for the discrimination you have endured.

Key Differences Between Mass Tort and Class Action Lawsuits

  • Mass Tort: Involves multiple individual lawsuits grouped together due to common elements or defendants.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: A single lawsuit brought on behalf of a larger group, known as the class, with a designated representative plaintiff.
Individual Control:
  • Mass Tort: Each plaintiff maintains control over their case and its resolution.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Class members have limited control over the lawsuit, with decisions made by the representative plaintiff and their legal team.
  • Mass Tort: Compensation and settlements are determined individually, considering the unique circumstances and harm suffered by each plaintiff.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Compensation and settlements are typically distributed uniformly among all class members, often on a pro-rata basis.
  • Mass Tort: Ideal when cases involve varying degrees of harm or distinct circumstances for each plaintiff.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Effective when numerous claimants have similar claims and a uniform resolution is practical.
  • Mass Tort: May be more time-consuming and complex due to individual case management.
  • Class Action Lawsuits: Generally more efficient in terms of time and resources as it consolidates claims into one proceeding.
Understanding these differences is crucial for both plaintiffs and defendants when determining the most appropriate legal strategy for addressing a collective grievance or harm.
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