Statement by the President on the Settlement in the Black Farmers Lawsuit Against USDA

Statement

By:  Barack Obama II
Date: Feb. 18, 2010
Location: Unknown

"My Administration is dedicated to ensuring that federal agencies treat all our citizens fairly, and the settlement in the Pigford case reflects that commitment. I applaud Secretary Vilsack for his efforts to modernize operations at the USDA, as well as the work of the Justice Department in bringing these long-ignored claims of African American farmers to a rightful conclusion. I look forward to a swift resolution to this issue, so that the families affected can move on with their lives."