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DFAP – Deadline Extended to January 13, 2024 for Farmers to Apply for Discrimination Financial Assistance Program

Posted on September 22, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on September 22, 2023 that the deadline to apply for the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (DFAP) has been extended to January 13, 2024, to give eligible farmers, ranchers and forest landowners more time to apply for assistance. The original deadline was October 31, 2023.  In addition to the application deadline change, the deadline to request records from USDA’s Farm Service Agency for use in applications has been extended to Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.  

On July 7, 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program. The Program, which was created by Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act, makes $2.2 billion available for “discrimination financial assistance” to farmers who can show that they experienced discrimination in USDA Farm Loan Programs. FLAG will be releasing revised Farmer Guides very soon.


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