November 19th, 2010
04:54 PM ET
12 years ago

Senate passes black farmers settlement

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate approved a $1.15 billion measure Friday to fund a settlement initially reached between the Agriculture Department and minority farmers more than a decade ago.

The 1997 Pigford v. Glickman case against the U.S. Agriculture Department was settled out of court 11 years ago. Under a federal judge's terms dating to 1999, qualified farmers could receive $50,000 each to settle claims of racial bias.

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  1. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    For those that don't understand what a rip off this is, you may want to explain how many black farmers there actually were, how many were affected, and how many filed claims for this money. Definitely not the sob story you are led to believe, but a real live theft from hard working American taxpayers. Another one.

    November 19, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |