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New bill to help address current and historic racism in US agriculture

by Mary McCarthy, Dec 14
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The Justice for Black Farmers act, introduced by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), addresses historic and ongoing discrimination against Black farmers in the US. The Justice for Black Farmers Act will provide new access to land and credit for Black Farmers, alongside new accountability within the USDA.

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With deep roots going back to chattel slavery, the agriculture system in the US, has continued to systemically discriminate against Black farmers. This bill is the first of its kind, designed to address the pervasive issues the negatively impact Black Farmers.

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