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Audit finds $38 Million Farming Program has been Mismanaged

As the Washington Free Beacon [1] reported:

“A program intended to give financial assistance to “socially disadvantaged” farmers is riddled with “broad and pervasive mismanagement,” leading the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector general to question millions of dollars in taxpayer funds.”

“The Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO), established by the 2008 Farm Bill, administered $38 million in grants in fiscal years 2010 and 2011. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found no supporting documentation for any of the grants issued in those years, and suggested that the USDA may have awarded them in violation of federal law.”