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 NY Times has a story on the Pigford claims.
The proposal comes as Congress is poised to approve a $1.25 billion settlement with African-American farmers in a similar discrimination case. The agency also is negotiating with Native American farmers over another lawsuit.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
AP has a story on a proposal to resolve claims of discrimination filed by Hispanics and women.