National Ag Law Center webinar to describe USDA civil rights developments and the Inflation Reduction Act
Nov. 9, 2022
By Drew Viguet
National Agricultural Law Center
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Webinar to highlight recent USDA civil rights developments, USDA credit provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, and cover relevant history.
- Stephen Carpenter of Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. is presenting.
- Register online.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — In the late 1990s, several lawsuits were filed against the United States Department of Agriculture alleging race discrimination. Some were settled, and others resulted in administrative remedies administered by USDA.
The National Agricultural Law Center will host a Nov. 16 webinar to provide some historical background to these USDA discrimination lawsuits. Stephen Carpenter, deputy director and senior staff attorney at Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc., will present the webinar, titled “Civil Rights Developments for USDA.” The webinar takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. central/noon eastern.
In addition to sharing the historical perspective, Carpenter will also highlight recent civil rights developments for USDA, such as the American Rescue Plan Act and Inflation Reduction Act. Finally, he will discuss the next steps that USDA will take to implement the IRA.
“I look forward to discussing the recent civil rights developments involving the USDA and the Inflation Reduction Act,” Carpenter said. “These are topics that are important to have an understanding of, and it’s important to see what USDA is doing recently, as well as what it has done in the past.”
The webinar is part of the National Agricultural Law Center’s monthly webinar series. Carpenter recently presented on carbon contracts during a September NALC webinar.
“Stephen is perhaps the single most knowledgeable person in this area,” Harrison Pittman, NALC director, said. “He has proven knowledge of these topics and explains them well in his presentations. This webinar will be interesting and informative, as it traces the history of USDA’s civil rights developments.”
The webinar is free to the public, and registration is online.
About the National Agricultural Law Center
The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The NALC works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.
The NALC is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
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