Shirley Sherrod Contract Talks With USDA Turn Rocky

05/26/2011 01:58 pm ET | Updated Jul 26, 2011

USDA's plans to forge a consulting contract with former Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod have turned rocky. Sherrod, who met briefly with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and his staff two weeks ago about contracting with USDA to help the department address longstanding civil rights issues has said she was insulted by the department's initial offer.

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