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ID:

125

Date:

2002-12-15

Headline:

Has USDA settlement changed anything? Some say federal loan discrimination continues

Reporter's name:

Kirsten B. Mitchell & Peter Hardin

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Richmond Times-Dispatch

City:

Richmond, VA

Summary:

Using FOIA, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that the numbers of black farmers on county committees that administer federal farm programs locally remain at less than 1 percent of the total, despite a 1999 landmark legal settlement between minority farmers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA officials conceded to the paper that discrimination problems continue - even after having paid $630 million to 13,000 black farmers through the settlement.

Notes:

FOIA not noted, but used

Keywords:

black farmers; farm loan; discrimination; lawsuit; Pigford v. Glickman; Whitakers, NC; El Paso, TX; Granite Falls, MN


Agencies:

USDA

States:

NC
TX
VA

Categories:

agriculture


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