Publication: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
USDA is awarding 21 competitive grants totaling $5.6 million to strengthen efforts aimed at serving minority and disadvantaged farmers. Several of the grant recipients are receiving, or have received, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Food Systems and Rural Development grants. The USDA grants are part of the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers program administered by USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. According to USDA, a socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher is one of a group whose members have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice without regard to their individual qualities. A complete list of the Fiscal Year 2006 grant recipients can be viewed at http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB/.cmd/ad/.ar/sa.retrievecontent/.c/6_2_1UH/.ce/7_2_5JM/.p/5_2_4TQ/.d/3/_th/J_2_9D/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?PC_7_2_5JM_contentid=2006%2F12%2F0455.xml&PC_7_2_5JM_parentnav=LATEST_RELEASES&PC_7_2_5JM_navid=NEWS_RELEASE#7_2_5JM.
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