7 CFR § 7.3 - Definitions.

§ 7.3 Definitions.

The following definitions apply to this part. The definitions in § 718.2 of this title also apply to this part, except where they conflict with the definitions in this section.

Cooperate means to enroll a farming operation or agricultural property with a county office.

Deputy Administrator means Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture or the designee.

Local administrative area means an elective area for FSA committees in a single county or multi-county jurisdiction.

Participate means to receive assistance, services, or benefits directly from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), or from USDA indirectly through another governmental agency.

Socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher is an individual or entity who is a member of a group whose members have been subject to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities. These groups consist of: American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Asians, Blacks or African Americans, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and women.

State committee means the FSA State committee.

Uniform Guidelines means the Uniform Guidelines for Conducting Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections, which are available in FSA Handbook 15-AO.