National

Black Farmers Finally Collect in $1.2 Billion in Discrimination Case

John Boyd led fight for Black farmers By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For decades, Black farmers fought the United States Department of Agriculture over racial discrimination. The farmers, mostly in the south, lost crops, their farms and their homes. Some farmers Read More

Business

Raising a Child Costs $241,080, Says USDA Report

[Des Moines Register] Parents will spend $241,080 to raise a child born in 2012, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Adjusting for inflation over 17 years, that figure, for a middle income two-parent, two-child family, comes to $301,970. The 2.6 percent Read More