May 16, 2011
An independent report evaluating the Agriculture Department makes recommendations for fixing longstanding racial discrimination issues. A leader for black farmers says it doesn't address the agency's biggest problems.
by Cord Jefferson onNovember 30, 2010
By a vote of 256-152, the House today approved a $4.6 billion settlement in the Pigford-Cobell lawsuit.
by Cord Jefferson onNovember 19, 2010
The Senate today approved upwards of $1.1 billion in reparations for black farmers involved in the now infamous Pigford case.
August 3, 2010
If the BFAA actually believes that Vilsack acted alone in firing Sherrod—despite the fact that Sherrod herself has said the order came from higher up—then they’re showing naïveté unbecoming of serious political organization.
July 20, 2010
In the wake of former USDA official Shirley Sherrod’s firing for a speech she gave in March, new details have emerged that call into question the punitive actions of her superiors, including the Obama administration.
by Terence Samuel onMay 12, 2009
Can Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack dismantle the Last Plantation?
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