John W. Boyd Jr., the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. ET in front of a federal court house in lower Manhattan to make the announcement.
Last month, the U.S. Senate failed to approve $1.25 billion for the settlement between the U.S. Agriculture Department and black farmers, prompting finger pointing by members of both parties and outrage among many black farmers.
"We are very, very, very disappointed that we are just caught up in such a larger political fight in the Senate, where it's just partisan division," Boyd said after the August 5 outcome.
This is just another example of disfunctional government. The Government lost the lawsuit but Congress has failed to fulfill the court's requirment for payment by not allocating the funds. They would rather spend the money on local earmarks than on court mandated recompense.
Somebody tell them we are broke.
Is there anyone who DOESN"T need a bailout? America sure does!
This has been delayed for far too long. We are on our third President since the case was settled and they still have yet to be paid for the discrimination they met. Come on Congress, fix this.
You have got to be kidding me, another bad dream
Idiots, how can the government just give you that money when they don't have money in the first place? You voted this administration in, so suck it up!
Maybe if the number of farmers claiming damages wasn't three times higher than census numbers of black farmers, this would be over with.
Here we go ,obamas redistribution of wealth. Not with my tax money!!!