The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association is waiting to hear the outcome of their $1.8 billion dollar, class-action, racial discrimination lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The attorneys for the black farmers and their heirs made their presentation to three Judges in Washington, DC on October 1, 2018. We should be hearing from the court any day now. A press conference will be staged to release the outcome as soon as we are notified.
BLACK FARMERS’ ALLEGATIONS OF STINE SEED COMPANY SELLING FAKE SOYBEAN SEEDS GOES VIRAL. SEE THE MEDIA UPDATES HERE!!!
Judge Continues Black Farmers Lawsuit Against Stine Seed Company Until January 3
Judge John T. Fowlkes continued the Black farmers’ class-action lawsuit against the Stine Seed Company until January 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
“There is quite a bit of materials that have been filed,” Judge John Fowlkes indicated to attorneys for both sides. “I have to take in account of all of the filings and the motions.”
Stine’s attorneys asked for a sidebar with the judge after he asked whether there were any mediation possibilities or settlements. There are none on the table so far.
Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, says their class-action lawsuit against Stine is growing. Two farmers from Pine Bluff, Arkansas were in the courtroom today. They have receipts where they paid Stine Seed Company $54,000 for some allegedly fake soybean seeds.
Bishop David Hall said he can’t wait until they can present their case. “The court proceeding was an opportunity to bring more evidence to light and many positive things were done to advance our case,” Bishop pointed out.
Photos captured by Patricia A. Rogers Public Relations.
BLACK FARMERS FILE LAWSUIT CLAIMING COMPANY SWITCHED SEEDS
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WMC NEWS REPORTS FRAMERS CLAIM RACIAL CONSPIRACY IN SOYBEAN SUIT
BFAA PRESIDENT THOMAS BURRELL RECEIVES A WHITE HOUSE VIP INVITATION TO HEAR PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP EXPLAIN HIS AGENDA FOR FARMERS AND RURAL AMERICA.
President Donald Trump addresses the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on January 8, 2018 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Mr. Zippy Duvall, president of (AFBF), says farmers have a friend in The White House who will deliver on behalf of farmers.
President Trump said: “We are honoring farmers in every decision we make. We are putting cash back into the pockets of our farmers and ranchers. Our farmers are our future.”
BFAA President Thomas Burrell with Secretary of Agriculture Sunny Purdue, and Dale Moore of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Bishop David Allen Hall shaking hands with the Secretary of Agriculture Sunny Purdue.
ORDER FROM UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
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BFAA, INC.’S ADVOCACY PRODUCES HUGE LEGAL WIN FOR BLACK FARMERS
On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, a panel of Federal Judges (United States Court of Appeals) agreed with BFAA, Inc.’s attorneys and denied USDA’s Motion for Summary Affirmance.
BFAA, Inc. filed a 1.8 Billion Dollar class action lawsuit in June of 2015, on behalf of thousands of claimants (filed by heirs) who were attempting to file a claim on an African American male participant in the lawsuit styled: Hispanic and Women Farmers Voluntary Claim Process in 2013. However, the claims administrator (EPIQ Systems of Portland, Oregon) contracted by USDA refused to forward claims so indicating that the claim was being filed on behalf of an African American male.
Moreover, BFAA, Inc.’s lawyers argued that the action by EPIQ Systems violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1962 (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d). TitleVI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark CivilRightsAct of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
President John F. Kennedy said in 1963: Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races [colors, and national origins][/colors,] contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes or results in racial [color or national origin][/color] discrimination.
Accordingly, the judges went on to say: “Because the court has determined that summary disposition is not in order, the Clerk is instructed to calendar this case for presentation to a merits panel.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was very much aware of the discrimination by the government (U.S.D.A.) against Black Farmers, Sharecroppers, and their heirs; he also advocated for lawsuit settlement checks.