Tag: Black Farmers

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White Farmers Sue To Stop Debt Relief Program for Farmers of Color

A federal judge in Wisconsin has temporarily halted a government program designed to help chronically disadvantaged farmers of color repay their loans — or forgive their debt altogether. Laura Schulte of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “a temporary restraining order was handed down Thursday afternoon [June 10] by Judge…

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Black American Farmers Concerned Over Further Discrimination Due to Incoming Secretary of Agriculture

Black farmers in America are wary of substantive change and further discrimination under the proposed new Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Joe Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack to lead the Agriculture Department received a chilly reaction from many Black farmers who contend he didn’t do enough to help them the…