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“Speak The Truth” Special Edition — The Challenges Facing Black Farmers


Situation:  The debt relief program that was in the American Rescue Plan Act last year is on hold.  Some farmers say that USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack deliberately took too long to implement the program, allowing opposition groups to organize and file lawsuits. This appears to be another example of the ways in which USDA continues to fail Black farmers.

“Speak The Truth” Special: Challenges and Opportunities Facing The Black Farmers (June 18, 2022)

For this “Speak The Truth” special on the challenges and opportunities facing the Black farmers in America, join host Harold Bell and Moderator Lawrence Lucas as they welcome our special guest Corey Lea, Executive Director of The Cowtown Foundation, Inc. and several Black Farmers including Eddie Slaughter, Andrew Douglas, Michael Stovall, Carl Parker, Rod Bradshaw, and Chris Hilderbrandt. Featured news clips include Sen. Raphael Warnock and Sen. Corey Booker (the Addendum at the end of the video) question US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the May 26, 2022, Senate Committee Meeting on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry/Opportunities and Challenges Facing Farmers.

An interview with John Boyd, President of the National Black Farmers Association, by FOX News host Sean Hannity from May 2022, is shown as part of the Addendum toward the end of the video.

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