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Published March 29, 2011, 10:24 AM

USDA taking requests for settlement information for female, Hispanic farmers

WASHINGTON — In an attempt to end the discrimination cases that female and Hispanic farmers have brought against the Agriculture Department, the federal government has begun accepting requests for settlement information. But a lawyer for the Hispanic farmers has filed another case, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, asked March 22 for a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on civil rights practices at USDA.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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