Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/741

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PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4063 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall designate from existing Federal personnel resources in the county or region a qualified person ^yho shall, in cooperation with the State cooperative extension services, implement the policies and programs established or modified in accordance with this section. (2) ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL. —In counties or regions in which the number of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers exceeds 25 percent of the total number of farmers and ranchers in the county or region, the Secretary shall designate additional personnel to implement the policies and programs established or modified in accordance with this section. (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS. — (1) IN GENERAL. — Not later than September 30, 1992, and every two years thereafter, the Secretary shall report to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate, regarding— (A) the efforts of the Secretary to enhance participation by members of socially disadvantaged groups in agriculturgd programs; (B) the specific participation goals established for each agricultural program; (C) the results achieved for each agricultural; and (D) the progress of the Department towards meeting each of the purposes described in paragraph (2)(C). (2) CONTENTS.— In addition to the information specified in paragraph (1), the report required by paragraph (1) shall include— (A) a comparison of the participation goals and the actual participation rates of members of socially disadvantaged groups in each agricultural program; (B) an analysis and explanation of the reasons for the success or failure of the Secretary to achieve the goals, and the overall purposes of this section; (C) a listing, on a State-by-State and county-by-county basis, of— (i) the amount of funds loaned to members of socially disadvanteiged groups; and (ii) the amount of funds used to guarantee loans to members of socially disadvantaged groups compared to the total amount of such guargmtees; (D) a breakdown in allocation of crop base in each program crop compared to the target participation rates established pursuant to sections 355(a)(l) and 355(c) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2003(a)(l)), on a State-by-State and county-by-county basis; and (E) a review and ansilysis of participation by members of socially disadvantaged groups, compared to participation by all others, in agricultural programs, on a State-by-State and county-by-county basis, including a survey representative of all farmers and ranchers, including socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, to identify reasons for participation and nonparticipation in agricultural programs. (d) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, APPEALS, AND CONTRACTING REVIEW.— (1) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this subsection to direct the Secretary to analyze within the Department of Agriculture the