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Special Initiatives and Mandates

Statistics on USDA program access by race, ethnicity, and gender

The USDA Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Program Statistics query tool (REGStats) is the Department’s official tool to make program application and participation rate data available to the public on the Internet. The REGStats website provides summary information about the number of individuals and entities that apply for, and receive, federal assistance from four USDA agencies or mission areas – the Farm Service Agency (FSA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Rural Development (RD), and the Risk Management Agency (RMA).

The information available in REGStats includes the number of applicants and recipients, by fiscal year, for a number of USDA programs available to agricultural producers and landowners, categorized by race, ethnicity, and gender. Summary totals may be obtained nationally, or by state and county for the 50 States, as well as the U.S. territories.

REGStats contains summary data only. It does not contain information about individual agricultural producers.

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Led by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Transportation, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) works to improve the quality of life for AAPI individuals and communities across the nation through increased access to and participation in federal programs. The Initiative seeks to highlight both the tremendous unmet needs in the AAPI community as well as the dynamic community assets that can be leveraged to meet many of those needs. USDA AAPI areas of focus include outreach and engagement, capacity building, and data collection.

Learn more about our mission and the Executive Order on Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that was issued on May 13, 2019.

Additional Resources

Farmworker Coordination

The Farmworker Coordinator identifies challenges faces by farmworkers and coordinates the community’s needs with USDA resources, and training to advance into other agricultural careers. The Coordinator works with community-based organizations to disseminate information that ensures farmworkers have access to USDA programs that may assist farmworkers, including emergency services provided by USDA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. USDA works closely with other Federal departments to better identify and address the needs of farmworker communities.

For more information on these initiatives, please contact us at:

Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement
(Toll Free): 800-880-4183
Main: 202-720-6350