Black Farmers

It remains unclear how much money will go to Black farmers.

The federal government hasn't kept its $5 billion American Rescue Plan promise, the suit says.

Nikki Fried believes DeSantis' new medical marijuana licensing rule will increase the application fees for protected black farmers by more than double the cost.

Not waiting for the Biden administration to defend the case or find another remedy, the group filed a motion to intervene. According to a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the group sees Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan as a viable step toward addressing “ decades of well-documented discrimination at the hands of the USDA.”

6-year-old Kendall Rae Johnson has been in love with gardening all her life. Now, the Georgia native is the state's youngest certified farmer.

The case exemplifies a microcosm of the reparations argument and how those in opposition often claim false equivalences, contributing to the systemic racism that Black people routinely face.

The legal challenge to historic aid for Black farmers ignores the previously established history of discrimination by the USDA and related agencies.

Five white farmers sued USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in his official capacity, alleging reverse discrimination for granting federal aid to Black farmers, in particular.

Many Black farmers remain skeptical of Tom Vilsack’s return as USDA secretary but applaud new targeted measures to address their long-ignored concerns.

FRESNO, Calif. — As the sun rises on tilled soil on the outskirts of Fresno, Calif., Mori Vance bends to pick black eyed peas, then disappears among towering okra bushes. Vance, who is African-American, is harvesting her first crop with several other novice black farmers, all hoping to make it their life’s work. Also read: […]

Republicans cannot stand when people call them “racist” or being “bigoted,” but as long as people like Cong. Steve King of Iowa are in their party, it will continue. This week, we saw Cong. King stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and talk about a very, very, very urban Sen. Barack Obama […]

Washington– Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa, referred to President Obama as “very, very urban,” while charging that as a senator he gave special favor to African American farmers who were victims of government discrimination. In case anybody missed his meaning in a speech on the House floor Monday evening, King emphasized the word […]