USDA head says civil rights fight in his agency is not over

March 02, 1998
U.S. Department of Agriculture head Dan Glickman says that while the agency's civil rights record is improving, it still has a long way to go. One of the largest blemishes on the USDA's record has been the more than 800 discrimination complaints from black farmers, some of which go back 40 years, that are still being contested. The farmers claim local USDA officials have unfairly denied loans to black farmers for years.