Stoddard County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Loan Manager Kevin Hunt tells KZIM KSIM there are specially-targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans available for Socially Disadvantaged Applicants. USDA defines socially disadvantaged applicants as a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of the group without regard to their individual qualities. For farm loan program purposes, SDA groups are women, African Americans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders. For more information on FSA’s farm loan programs, please contact your farm loan Service Center at 573-624-5939 extension 115.
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