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Southern farmers will get a chance to hear the latest news on the Pigford Lawsuit this month during the Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund’s Small Farmers Conference February 12-13 in Albany, GA.

The lawsuit, filed in 1997, is a class action suit that claimed the government showed preferential treatment toward white farmers when granting loans and assistance. The government settled the case in 1999, agreeing to pay $50,000 to all 2,000 of the original plaintiffs.

Attorney Rose Sanders, who has a long history of civil rights activism in the south, will provide the lawsuit update.

Visit the Federation’s website for more information about the conference.