Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy

Kim Kessler’s radio show “Eating Matters” – Episode 24 aired on March 26th on Heritage Radio Network

March 26, 2015 – Kim Kessler, Policy and Special Programs Director of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, aired the twenty-fourth episode of “Eating Matters,” on Heritage Radio Network titled “The Biggest Discrimination Case in Ag History.” In this episode, Kim and guest co-host Talia Ralph welcome Anurag Varma, attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP who has been an instrumental part of what is considered the biggest discrimination case in agricultural history, Pigford v. Glickman (1999). In this case, African-American farmers claimed the USDA had systematically discriminated against them on the basis of race, wrongfully denying them of farm loans and assistance. Talking to Anurag about how the case came about and his experiences working for a positive outcome, Kim and Talia also get his take on the similar Keepseagle v. Vilsack case.

Listen to Episode 24