Federation of Southern Cooperatives
Land Assistance Fund



DIsparity Studies & Recommendations
from the US Government and Non-profits
and S
ome Relevant Articles

In almost every decade since the 1960's there have been studies finding significant disparities in the services offered minority farmers by the USDA. We are posting these studies and articles for your information and review. Almost all of these studies offer recommendations for change in
policies at USDA
.


disparity

1965
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights:
Equal Opportunity in Farm Programs

1967
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on
USDA Discrimination

1973
Only Six Million Acres:
Decline of Black Owned Land in the Rural South
(The Black Economic Research Center - 1973)

1982
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights:
The Decline of Black Farming in America

1996
U.S. Department of Agriculture
D. J. Miller Disparity Study

1997
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Civil Rights Action Team Report

2002
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Black Farmers in America 1865-2000: The Pursuit of
Independent Farming and the Role of Cooperatives (USDA)

2011
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jackson Lewis Civil Rights Assessment


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RELEVANT ARTICLES

2006
"Racism in the US Farm Program: The Plight of Black Farmers
" December 14, 2006 By Jerry Pennick and Heather Gray


2007
African American farmers and civil rights.(Pigford v. Glickman)
Journal of Southern History - February 1, 2007 By Pete Daniel

CRITICISMS OF PIGFORD AND OUR RESPONSES

GOP lawmakers clash with Agriculture Sec. Vilsack over Pigford payments to black farmers, charging 'massive fraud' By Jon H. Harsch  October 4. 2010
http://www.agri-pulse.com/20100929H_Republicans_and_Vilsack_Clash_over_Pigford_Payments.asp

• Letter to the Editor: Pigford advocates respond to congressional critics
By Heather Gray* October 6, 2010
http://www.agri-pulse.com/20101006G_Heather_Gray_Responds_to_Pigford_Payments_Allegations.asp



 

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