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Op-ed: $4 Billion in Debt Relief Is a Start, but the Fight is Not Over for Black Farmers

29 days ago   |   By Civil Eats

Like many other Black Americans, I was born into a family of farmers. I spent every summer with my grandparents, who owned a 117-acre farm in Virginia. It was during those summers that I became connected to the land and was called to be a farmer.
I bought my first farm in Virginia from Russell Sallie, another Black farmer, in 1983. My businesses producing wheat and soybeans and raising cattle started to grow, and so did my financial obligations.
Knowing there were programs available for businesses like mine, I started to look for financial assistance. I started with the Farmers Home...
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