Posted: Aug 24, 2010 9:51 AM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will speak at the Fairness Now for Black Farmers Summit in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 p.m.The summit will be hosted by the National Black Farmers Association.
Sen. Landrieu will join the National Black Farmers Association in calling for action to remedy decades of discrimination against African-American farmers. In 1999, a court settlement was reached to compensate African-American farmers for racial discrimination claims against the USDA. Congress has yet to enact the funding for the claims settlement.