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Litigation

Despite Sherrod Spotlight, Black Farmers Denied Again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Black farmers, due $1.2 billion for a legacy of discrimination by the Agriculture Department, suffered a new and disheartening setback this week, despite the national spotlight provided by the quickly disavowed firing of a black department worker. The Senate refused again to pay the bill. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.