This Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, the members of the USDA Minority Farmer Advisory Committee will meet for the second time to finalize recommendations on increasing minority participation in Department programs and services. Members will focus on supporting USDA by providing comments to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on ways the Department can better serve minority and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.


The Minority Farmer Advisory Committee is authorized under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill) and will advise the Secretary on “implementation of section 2501 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990; methods of maximizing the participation of minority farmers and ranchers in USDA programs; and civil rights activities within the Department as such activities relate to participants in such programs.”


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Posted 11/2/2011