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Despite Sherrod Spotlight, Black Farmers Denied Again
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

USDA Offers $1.3 Billion Discrimination Settlement
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Congress Calls Egg Company Owners To Testify
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A House panel is calling the owners of two Iowa companies involved in a massive egg recall to testify before Congress next month. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing on the recall Sept. 14. Full version... Read More

Ousted USDA Employee Sherrod Plans To Sue Blogger
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Ousted USDA Employee Sues Conservative Blogger
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Judge Approves USDA, Indian Farmers Settlement
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A federal judge has approved a $680 million settlement between the Agriculture Department and American Indian farmers who say they were denied loans because of discrimination. The two sides agreed on the deal last year subject... Read More