Provision to aid Black Farmers passes in stimulus bill to right some of US government’s wrongs

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The $1.9 trillion stimulus package just passed in Congress and it includes a $5 billion provision to assist farmers of color.

Black farmers, who have been fighting against generations of discrimination finally get some type of possible relief. Presented by newly minted, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), the assistance is earmarked to get farmers out of debt and acquire more skills to expand. This relief comes after decades of discriminatory practices by the USDA. But what does that mean, and how do they benefit? Weekly Check In contributors, Sherice Nelson and Dame Crawford talk about the topic.

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