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BFAA

Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, Inc. (BFAA) is a Memphis, Tennessee based, non-profit organization established in 1997 by Thomas Burrell, a passionate farmer who ignited a movement to address issues and concerns of Black who were discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

BFAA has an active membership of more than 15,000 farmers nationwide with an organization of black and hispanic male and female farmers.

BFAA gained nationwide prominence after successfully launching a worldwide public awareness campaign regarding the Pigford v. Glickman class action lawsuit against the USDA alleging racial discrimination against Black Farmers in its allocation of farm loans and assistance between 1981 and 1996. The lawsuit was settled on April 14, 1999 for almost $1 billion dollars.

Our goal is to ensure that every Black Farmer receives appropriate compensation and to advocate for the USDA to discontinue its practices of racial discrimination against Black Farmers.

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