New Financial Assistance Program For Farmers, Forest Landowners

September 13, 2023 by News Staff

The application period is now open for a new financial assistance program under Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to January 2021. The application process will close on Oct. 31. Borrowers will have the option to apply for assistance online via or through a paper-based form. Details about the program, including an application and e-filing portal, are available at The website includes an English and Spanish language application that applicants can download or submit via an e-filing portal, information on how to obtain technical assistance in-person or virtually, and additional resources and details about the program.