Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2021, 7:00 AM

Biden Bill’s Aid to Minority Farmers Spotlights Post-Trump Pivot

Megan U. Boyanton
Megan U. Boyanton
Agriculture Policy Reporter

The nation’s shrinking pool of minority farmers is due to receive $5 billion of assistance in the Covid-19 relief bill, reflecting the Democrats’ focus on the lingering impact of racism and their battle to take control of the Senate.

At a time when much of Washington is fixated on the influence of moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the new debt relief program targeted specifically to Black, Hispanic and Native American farmers also shows the political weight of Raphael Warnock. The Black freshman senator’s runoff win in Georgia, along with that of fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff, ...

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