The world's largest industrial, worker-owned and run cooperative, Spanish-based Mondragon and its bank, Laboral Kutxa, agreed to partner with U.S. based National Cooperative Bank to invest in U.S. cooperative businesses.
The farmers, organized in the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, headquartered in Memphis, held a church rally to highlight the issue.
March 12 the big tractors thundered into Madison, Wisconsin.
WASHINGTON – Willie E. Adams, a founding member of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), has been fighting U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) discrimination in denying Black farmers federal loans for as long as he has been a farmer.
Congress could be on the verge of ending the U.S government's ban on travel by its citizens to Cuba.
U.S. government discrimination against minority farmers and women will be a thing of the past if the Obama administration has anything to say about it.
Willie Adams, a Black farmer in Greene County, Ga., hailed President Obama's $1.25 billion proposed settlement of a lawsuit by Black farmers demanding compensation for 80 years of racist discrimination in federal farm loan programs.
A new milestone was reached Feb. 18 in a longstanding civil rights case brought by African American farmers who suffered discrimination in federal loans and subsidies. Many of the farmers incurred huge debts or lost their land as a result.
For farmers, when disaster strikes, they could go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get an emergency loan to save a crop or a herd of cattle.