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Congress to find funding to settle pending USDA discrimination lawsuits

Published 03/29/2010, Special to Agweek

WASHINGTON — Congress will figure out a way to provide $1.15 billion in payments to black farmers for past Agriculture Department discrimination, House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., told Agweek on March 25 after reminding USDA officials that cases brought by Native American, Hispanic and women farmers still are pending.

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