WASHINGTON - AUGUST 22:  Farmers Loyd Johnson (L), Hezekiah Gibson (C) and Henry King (R) from Manning, South Carolina, stand by a farm tractor during a National Black Farmers Association protest in front of the Department of Agriculture August 22, 2002 in Washington, DC. The Department of Agriculture agreed to pay black farmers $50,000 each as part of a 1997 settlement of a class action lawsuit concerning discriminating loan practices, but the National Black Farmers Association claims that some of farmers have yet to be paid, sparking ongoing protests.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)