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USDA Attempts to Address Racial Inequality in Farming

  • June 22, 2021

A new farm debt relief program is dividing rural America. The USDA program, meant to assist “Social Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers,” includes farm debt repayment and other assistance to farmers who have faced racial or ethnic discrimination. It’s an attempt to counter generations of inequality, but some white farmers call the program “anti-white.”

“A Windfall for Minority Farmers Divides Rural America” via the New York Times

A History of Racial Discrimination in Farming via the National Black Farmers Association

Some white Midwest farmers join a lawsuit against the USDA, claiming discrimination via RFD TV