Black Farmers Challenge Government Settlement Black farmers want to reopen a civil rights lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture that granted them more than $2 billion for past loan discrimination. After five years, reports show that more than three quarters of farmers seeking money from the settlement were denied, and advocates charge they have been discriminated against because of the way the settlement has been handled. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.
NPR logo

Black Farmers Challenge Government Settlement

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4191088/4191089" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Black Farmers Challenge Government Settlement

Black Farmers Challenge Government Settlement

Black Farmers Challenge Government Settlement

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4191088/4191089" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Black farmers want to reopen a civil rights lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture that granted them more than $2 billion for past loan discrimination. After five years, reports show that more than three quarters of farmers seeking money from the settlement were denied, and advocates charge they have been discriminated against because of the way the settlement has been handled. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.