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USDA Discusses Outreach Work with Sherrod

posted on May 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- The U.S Department of Agriculture wants help with minority outreach from a former official in Georgia who was ousted in a racial flap and later received an apology from President Barack Obama, a department spokesman said Saturday. Full Story

Judge Approves USDA, Indian Farmers Settlement

posted on April 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has approved a $680 million settlement between the Agriculture Department and American Indian farmers who say they were denied loans because of discrimination. Full Story

Ousted USDA Employee Sues Conservative Blogger

posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former Agriculture Department employee who was shown in an edited video making what appeared to be racist remarks has sued the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her dismissal. 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

Senate Passes Black Farmer Payment Bill

posted on November 24, 2010 at 4:11 PM

Senate Passes Black Farmer Payment Bill
A key government report this week revealed the U.S economy grew slightly faster in the 3rd quarter of 2010 than analysts originally believed. Full Story

Government Offers $680 Million for Native American Farmers

posted on October 22, 2010 at 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is offering American Indian farmers who say they were denied farm loans a $680 million settlement. Full Story

Government Close to a Settlement with American Indian Farmers

posted on October 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is close to a settlement with American Indian farmers who have said the Agriculture Department discriminated against them for decades. Full Story

Ousted Worker Sherrod Rejects Return to USDA

posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shirley Sherrod, ousted from the Agriculture Department during a racial firestorm that embarrassed the Obama administration, rejected an offer to return to the USDA on Tuesday. 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

Ousted USDA Employee Sherrod Plans to Sue Blogger

posted on July 30, 2010 at 3:07 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will sue a conservative blogger who posted a video edited in a way that made her appear racist. Full Story

Vilsack Fires Then Apologizes to USDA Employee

posted on July 23, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Vilsack Fires Then Apologizes to USDA Employee
Critics have blasted both the legislative and executive branches of government for moving too slowly in court cases involving discrimination. However this week, the Obama Administration's point man on agriculture had to apologize for acting too... 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

USDA Offers Discrimination Settlement

posted on May 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Tuesday offered $1.3 billion to settle complaints from female and Latino farmers who say they faced discrimination from the Agriculture Department. Full Story

Black Farmers' Settlement Still Not a Done Deal

posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP)- A $1.25 billion settlement between black farmers and the Agriculture Department is at risk of unraveling after Congress adjourned for a two-week break without approving the spending. Full Story

Black Farmers Legal Saga Still Unresolved

posted on February 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Black Farmers Legal Saga Still Unresolved
Despite the loss of nearly eight-and-a-half million jobs since the recession began in late 2007, inflation appears to be in check and the economy continues to improve. Full Story
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