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Historic Day: Black Farmers Hearing in U.S. District Court
WASHINGTON, DC – After a court hearing today, John W. Boyd, Jr., founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association and the team that has supported the organization's efforts on behalf of the nation's black farmers, will be one major step closer to achieving justice for the thousands of late filers who were discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, never had their cases heard on the merits, and have won a new settlement and passage of $1.15 billion in funding for payments passed through Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 8, 2010 at the White House.
NBFA STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF BLACK FARMERS SETTLEMENT FUNDS
WASHINGTON, DC -- John W. Boyd, Jr., founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives approved funding - as part of a larger - for the historic settlement to resolve decades of discrimination against black farmers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.