Shirley Sherrod to Return to the USDA

She'll help the department with its civil rights record.

Shirley Sherrod (Getty Images)

Shirley Sherrod will soon begin working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture again. She will run the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, which she co-founded.

The program, Justin Dejong, USDA deputy director of communications, says, "is considered among the best southeastern regional organizations focused on the issues and populations affected by this assessment and has a strong relationship and understanding of the work of USDA."

The Southwest Georgia Project, along with the National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association and the Intertribal Agriculture Council, will help strengthen relationships between minority farmers and the USDA.

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