On September 13, 2012 from 11-12 Central, there will an informational webinar for attorneys interested in learning more about the upcoming opening of the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process (HWFRCP).  The webinar will provide participating attorneys with a brief summary of the HWFRCP and how they can become part of the national network of attorneys who will be listed as willing to assist potential claimants in completing the official HWFRCP claims form.  There will be sufficient time for questions and answers about the HWFRCP.

To participate in the webinar, simply click https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/aglaw at 11 Central.  Before viewing the webinar, please visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the server: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/.

Attorneys participating in the HWFRCP legal network will assist Hispanic and Women farmers to complete and submit claims forms in a non-judicial 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.

For more information about this process, including a copy of the Attorney Recruitment Form, please send an email to HWFRCP@flaginc.org or call (651) 223-5400.  Also, information about the HWFRCP is currently available at www.farmerclaims.gov.