Washington– More than a decade ago, a federal judge ordered the government to compensate farmers for discrimination and thousands were. But it wasn’t until February that the Obama administration announced a settlement with seventy thousand more farmers. It was up to Congress to dole out more than a billion dollars in damages. After missing multiple […]
The head of the National Black Farmers Association blasted plans to award $1.5 billion in federal subsidies to farmers affected by last fall’s heavy rains — while African-American farmers have yet to receive the $1.25 billion the federal government owes them from the settlement of a class action discrimination lawsuit.
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