discrimination http://kvpr.org en USDA to Give Hispanic and Female Farmers More Time to File Discrimination Claims http://kvpr.org/post/usda-give-hispanic-and-female-farmers-more-time-file-discrimination-claims <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Decades of discriminatory practices by the U.S. Department of Agriculture against women and Hispanic farmers are playing out in a $1.3 billion claims process. </span>FM89’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rebecca </span>Plevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports on a new deadline for those who allege discrimination.</span></p><p>For around 20 years, critics say the USDA’s farm loan program denied applicants because of their gender or race, and gave white male farmers preferential treatment in their dealings with the agency.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:55:58 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 13758 at http://kvpr.org USDA to Give Hispanic and Female Farmers More Time to File Discrimination Claims