Event to offer free help with Black Farmer claim forms


To make an appointment for free legal help in filing claims in the Black Farmers’ lawsuit, interested participants may call 1-877-810-8110*.

Black farmers can obtain free legal help in filing Track A claims in the Pigford II lawsuit on Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

“The Pigford II claims process is only for individuals who did not obtain a decision on their claim in Pigford I,” said Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at UAPB. “If you filed a claim in Pigford I and received a decision on your claim, you are not eligible to participate in Pigford II,” he said.

The maximum recovery for a Track A claim will be $50,000, plus a tax payment and debt relief, if applicable, he said. The awards under tracts A and B are subject to reduction based on the amount of available funds and the number of prevailing claimants.

Help will be provided both by appointment or as walk-in. To make an appointment, call 1 - 877-810-8110.

The Extension Complex is located at UAPB at 2300 L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive in Pine Bluff. Details: Contact Kellye Luckett at 575-7226.

Carol Sanders is a writer/editor at the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences.

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