Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center

The Agriculture Act of 2014, Title XI, Subtitle B, authorized funding for a "Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center.

The Secretary shall award a grant to a college or university eligible to receive funds under the Act of August 30, 1890 (7 U.S.C.

321 et seq.),
including Tuskegee University, to establish a policy research center to be known as the `Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center" for the purpose of developing policy recommendations for the protection and promotion of the interests of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers."

The Center will evaluate policy, analyze data collected, and develop policy recommendations concerning socially disadvantaged farmer and rancher issues.

The Center will serve as a public awareness center that will provide education to the public about the history and condition of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.
Related Programs10.443 Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.