USDA to Start Debt Forgiveness and Payouts to Some 13,000 Black, Hispanic and Other Minority Farmers

The framework for this loan relief program, which passed as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act, drew from a bill called the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act, by Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D-Ga.) and joined by Democratic Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.), Ben Ray Luján (N.M.) and Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), making it onto the federal stimulus law, despite opposition from Congressional Republicans. To read more, click here.

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