U.S. Department of Agriculture

The legal challenge to historic aid for Black farmers ignores the previously established history of discrimination by the USDA and related agencies.

Former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's controversial firing of Shirley Sherrod in 2010 should preclude him from leading the agriculture agency under Joe Biden's administration, civil rights leaders and advocates say.

Many Black farmers remain skeptical of Tom Vilsack’s return as USDA secretary but applaud new targeted measures to address their long-ignored concerns.

Black people find ourselves inadequately included or represented in the government we’ve worked so tirelessly to support and protect. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is no exception.

Carl Conyers Jr., the son of Michigan Rep. John Conyers, was found safe in Houston, Texas, Friday morning after going missing on Tuesday.