On October 16, 2012, from 1 p.m. – 3:45 (EST) a free training session by live webcast will be held for attorneys interested in assisting claimants in the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process (HWFRCP). The training is intended for attorneys nationwide who want to assist potential claimants in completing the official HWFRCP claims form.

The October 16, 2012 training session will conducted by live webcast from Washington, D.C. To register for the live webcast, please visit http://hwfrcp.eventbrite.com.

For more information about the HWFRCP, visit the official claims process website at www.farmerclaims.gov.  In addition, the National Agricultural Law Center has HWFRCP research and information available to the public linked from its home page, www.nationalaglawcenter.org.

The HWFRCP is a non-judicial, non-adversarial process designed to resolve past claims of discrimination in the USDA Farm Loan Programs.  The claims are based on actions that occurred between 1981 and and 1996 or mid-October 1998 and mid-October 2000.  The claims period opened September 24, 2012 and runs through March 25, 2013.

For questions involving the October 16 attorney training or about the claims process, contact HWFRCP@flaginc.org or call (651)-223-5400.