$1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief programs become available for Hispanic and women farmers, or ranchers, who have been denied farm loans between the years 1981 to 2000.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the volunteer alternative is a chance to make amends after years of cultural discrimination.
There are an estimated 2000 woman farmers in Maine, and
Thus far, no claims have been filed.
Those who are eligible can file a claim online before March 25th, 2013, at Farmer Claims
or by calling 888-508-4429.
Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.
He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.
In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.