Midwest farm group joins lawsuit against USDA
More white farmers have joined a discrimination lawsuit against USDA.
This week we told you how Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller filed a class-action lawsuit.
A group of Midwestern farmers has now sued in Wisconsin court. They claim a $4 billion dollar debt relief program denies equal protection because it only applies to farmers based on the color of their skin. They want the court to stop USDA from applying racial classification when determining who is eligible for loan modifications.
USDA says that it is reviewing the lawsuit with the Justice Department, but will still continue the program for socially disadvantaged farmers.