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What was the decision in the black farmers' case against the USDA?

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As of February 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture agreed to pay the plaintiffs in the Pigford II case 1.25 billion dollars. The plaintiffs were a group of African-American farmers alleging discrimination in farm loans, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

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Approximately 80,000 eligible African-American farmers were late in filing to join the suit, but over 17,000 of these farmers got a $12,500 lump sum from the IRS to pay taxes related to the action, as well as $50,000 in compensation, states The Huffington Post. The deadline to file in this case was May 11, 2112, and case adjudications were held on July 19, 2013.

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