USDA Offers $1.3 Billion Discrimination Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (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. The proposal comes as Congress is poised to approve a $1.25 billion settlement with African-American...

Ousted USDA Employee Sherrod Plans To Sue Blogger

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. Sherrod was forced to resign last week as director of rural development in Georgia after Andrew Breitbart posted the...

Salmonella Find Links 2 Iowa Farms To Egg Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Food and Drug Administration officials say they have found positive samples of salmonella that link two Iowa farms to a massive egg recall. Investigators found salmonella in chicken feed at Wright County Egg that was used by that farm and also Hillandale Farms, the FDA said. Authorities...

Ousted USDA Employee Sues Conservative Blogger

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (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. Shirley Sherrod said Monday that she is "still reeling" from being ousted...