Discrimination pervades many areas of life, and agriculture is no exception. While discrimination in the areas of farmland access and agricultural lending are well documented, discrimination in insurance is not often addressed. If you’ve encountered issues purchasing or updating a federal crop or livestock insurance policy, or had a claim denied when a peer with similar circumstances had theirs approved, you may be wondering if discrimination is at play. In this episode we take a hard look at how discrimination can occur at the stages of purchasing, updating, or making a claim on federal crop and livestock insurance, and what you can do about it. You’ll walk away from this episode understanding how to spot discrimination and options for filing a complaint and moving forward if you suspect discrimination has occurred.
This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RMA22CPT0012392.