In addition, the site provides a link to all USDA
state and local offices and energy resource coordinators.
While the damage awards and debt relief are vital elements of this settlement, the Native American Farmer and Rancher Council will help ensure that the reforms to USDA
's programs are lasting and that USDA
honors the civil rights of Native Americans for years to come," said Plaintiffs' co-counsel David Frantz, partner, Conlon, Frantz & Phelan.
Recommendation: To improve USDA
efforts to address civil rights issues and the participation of minority farmers and ranchers in USDA
programs, the Secretary of Agriculture should obtain an expert, independent, and objective legal examination of the basis, quality, and adequacy of a sample of USDA
's prior investigations and decisions on civil rights complaints, along with suggestions for improvement.
NAIS is a top USDA
priority," said William Hawks, USDA
Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.
But the USDA
is well practiced at spinning the health of the current U.
doesn't allow hormones in raising hogs or poultry.
National Agricultural Library Director Peter Young commented that, "It offers new and more efficient solutions consistent with E-government goals, showing good things that can happen when USDA
selected the OnDemand training software over several other venders' e-learning products for its Do It
Last month, the USDA
seized sheep on two farms in Vermont.
And even for ground meat and poultry, the USDA
partially caved in to industry pressure by permitting their packages to carry deceptive claims like "85% lean.
But the USDA
with its action has now presumed to decide for them.
In writing regulations to enforce the new law, USDA
excluded these small animals from regulation.