The committee works in the interest of the public to ensure socially disadvantaged farmers have equal access to USDA programs. The committee shall advise the Secretary on:
Members of the committee are appointed for 2 year terms by the Secretary.
The committee is composed of socially disadvantaged farmers
or ranchers, representatives from nonprofit organizations,
civil rights professionals, representatives from institutions of higher
learning, and such other persons as the Secretary deems appropriate.
Sep 24, 2012 Claims Filing Period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Who Claim Past Discrimination at USDA to Open on September 24, 2012