7 U.S. Code § 2279–1 - Transparency and accountability for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers
The heads of the agencies of the Department of Agriculture shall collect and transmit to the Secretary any data, including data on race, gender, and ethnicity, that the Secretary determines to be necessary to carry out paragraph (1).
The Secretary shall maintain and make readily available to the public, via website and otherwise in electronic and paper form, the report described in paragraph (3).
In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall not disclose the names or individual data of any program participant.
The data under this section shall be used exclusively for the purposes described in subsection (a).
2014—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–79, in introductory provisions, struck out “and, at the time of the request, also requests a receipt” after “landowners”.
2008—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 110–246, § 14006, added subsecs. (c) and (d) and struck out former subsec. (c) which related to annual computation of the participation rate of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers as a percentage of the total participation of all farmers and ranchers for each Department of Agriculture program and requirement that participation according to race, ethnicity, and gender be included in each report.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–246, § 14003, added subsec. (e).
Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
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