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USDA Still Plagued by Civil Rights Problems

posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

(AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite acknowledging a legacy of discrimination, the Agriculture Department is still plagued by civil rights problems that have in the past led to unequal treatment of minorities seeking loans and other help, according to a... Full Story

President Obama Signs Claims Settlement Act of 2010

posted on December 10, 2010 at 12:12 PM

President Obama Signs Claims Settlement Act of 2010
For decades, rumors and accusations of alleged misconduct by federal farm loan officers on African Americans persisted through the halls of USDA. Full Story

Market to Market (December 10, 2010)

posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Market to Market (December 10, 2010)
Full Program: President Obama sways Republicans on tax policy but some Democrats cry foul. Decades in the making, a landmark civil rights dispute receives a final signature. And on the trail of history, riders take a journey along the famed Pony Express. Those... Full Story

Market to Market (August 6, 2010)

posted on August 6, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Market to Market (August 6, 2010)
Full Program: Commodity prices rally, despite private estimates of record U.S. corn and soybean production. BP makes progress in the Gulf, but a hypoxic area known as the "Dead Zone" continues to grow. Despite agreeing to the largest civil rights settlement... Full Story

Black Farmers Still Waiting on U.S. Government

posted on August 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Black Farmers Still Waiting on U.S. Government
Despite agreeing to the largest civil rights settlement in U.S. history more than a decade ago, thousands of black farmers are still waiting to see the money. Full Story

Vilsack Fires Then Apologizes to USDA Employee

posted on July 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Vilsack Fires Then Apologizes to USDA Employee
While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made racial discrimination illegal, many of America's black farmers contend they were systematically denied federal loans and subsidies for decades. Full Story

Black Farmers Protest Yields Apparent Results

posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Black Farmers Protest Yields Apparent Results
In 1999, the Agriculture Department agreed to settle a landmark civil rights case with the nation's black farmers. Full Story

Market to Market (May 1st, 2009)

posted on May 1, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Market to Market (May 1st, 2009)
Full Program: Market analyst John Roach. The threat of an influenza pandemic puts policy makers and the pork industry on the defensive. In Washington, black farmers call on the Obama administration to make good on a landmark civil rights case. On the road,... Full Story

Black Farmers Still Looking for Justice

posted on February 15, 2008 at 8:02 PM

Black Farmers Still Looking for Justice
Black farmers claim they were wrongfully denied access to the largest class action settlement in U.S. history. Market to Market examines the latest developments... Full Story

Law Challenged Blocking Benefits to Illegals

posted on January 7, 2005 at 8:01 PM

A civil rights group asked a federal appeals court this week to block a new Arizona law that denies some public benefits to illegal immigrants. Full Story

Black Farmers Testify at Congressional Hearing

posted on October 1, 2004 at 8:10 PM

Black Farmers Testify at Congressional Hearing
On Tuesday, about 75 demonstrators marched to the Agriculture Department claiming USDA denied federal loans and subsidies to black farmers for decades. Full Story

Black Farmers Pressure USDA on Civil Rights Issues

posted on September 24, 2004 at 8:09 PM

Black Farmers Pressure USDA on Civil Rights Issues
Claiming they've been systematically denied federal loans and subsidies for decades, several of the nation's black farm groups banded together this week to fight what they claim is discrimination by the federal government. Full Story

Black Farmers Sue Government Again

posted on September 10, 2004 at 8:09 PM

Black farmers sued the U.S Department of Agriculture this week with claims the government discriminates against them in loans and farm programs  allegations that also were at issue in a sweeping civil rights case settled five years ago. Full Story

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