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After two decades of advocacy, Black farmers get debt relief finally

After two decades of advocacy, Black farmers get debt relief finally

Congress could pass as early as today the most sweeping relief programs for minority farmers into the nation’s history, through a provision of President Biden’s stimulus bill that is pandemic.

even though the landmark legislation, which may cancel $4 billion worth of financial obligation, seemed to emerge away from nowhere, it is the result of more than two decades of organizing by Ebony farmers.

The Emergency Relief for Farmers of colors Act will forgive 120% regarding the value of loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or from private loan providers and guaranteed by the USDA, to “Black, Indigenous, and farmers that are hispanic other agricultural producers of color,” according to a release through the bill’s sponsors, Sens.

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