USDA Extends Deadline for Discrimination Financial Assistance Applications

USDA has extended the application deadline for the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program from October 31, 2023, until January 13, 2024. The new deadline will allow more time to reach and help farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners access the program through direct, no-cost technical assistance and training sessions. The extension will also ensure everyone has adequate time to apply, including producers whose harvest season falls during the original application period. This program provides financial assistance for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to January 2021.