$1.25 billion settlement for second black farmers' lawsuit

Benentt, David
March 2010
Southwest Farm Press;3/4/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 1.25 billion U.S. dollars agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and various African American farmers. It states that the agreement serves as a settlement for the lawsuit filed by the black farmers against the agency for its alleged discriminatory loan-lending practices. It is noted that the Congress is ready to provide the needed funds for the settlement.


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