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  •  Pigford reference not entirely bizarre (8+ / 0-)

    Shirley Sherrod and her husband were involved in a cooperative farm back in the 1970's and 1980's in Georgia and were subject to discrimination in applications for USDA programs and loans by USDA county committees, and received a payment in the phase I settlement of the original Pigford vs. Glickman case filed in 1997.

    Late last year, Congress passed legislation providing funds for claims by black farmers who failed to file prior to the closing date under Phase I.    They had authorized re-opening the case in a provision in the 2008 farm bill.

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