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…

Archived: Memphis Black Farmers Claim Racism in Lawsuit Against Billion Dollar Seed Company for Selling Them Bad Seed

Black farmers bought upwards $100,000 worth of soybean seed back at the annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show held in Memphis, from Stine Seed Company because the product has a reputation for high crop yield. Instead, they yielded about 10 percent of what white farmers did for the season, effectively…