Starting June 1, the Department of Agriculture will pay outthousands of dollars in loan forgiveness to Black and minority farmers in a bid to correct for more than a century of discrimination.
More than $4 billion dollars from the American Rescue Plan have been allocated for the program.
But it’s already getting pushback from banks, Republican lawmakers, and white farmers. A lawsuit calling the program “unconstitutional” is currently making its way through the courts.
We talk to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack about the historic – if controversial – program.
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