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.