Topic: Civil Rights
USDA’s settlement of several class action discrimination lawsuits in recent years has brought the issue of civil rights in agriculture some broader attention, but farmers may still face discrimination based on race, gender, and national origin in all aspects of their farming and ranching operations. In 2007, FLAG’s Board passed a formal resolution initiating a Campaign to Promote Thriving Minority and Immigrant Farm Families that commits between one-third and one-half of FLAG’s capacity to legal assistance and information for immigrant and minority farmers and ranchers. FLAG can:
- Provide education and training on civil rights laws.
- Provide information and advice to farmers about their rights and remedies if they believe they have been discriminated against.