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“Speak The Truth” Special Edition – Tom Vilsack and USDA–The Last Plantation

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Eddie Cotton, 82, Hermanville, MS, clears a field for a fall crop of hay, using a 40-yr-old tractor. He is among thousands of black farmers denied federal loans in past years. "They took away my ability to provide for my family," he says of the discrimination. ©Robin Nelson/ZUMA

Season 2, Episode 14 – April 10, 2022

On this special edition of “Speak The Truth” host Harold Bell welcomes his special guest, Lawrence Lucas, President Emeritus of the USDA Coalition for Minority Employees to discuss the current situation with the Black Farmers.  In addition, to co-host Chris Johnson and panelist Jacques Chevalier, guests included Tracy Lloyd McCurty, Lloyd Wright, Carl Parker, the Bates Family, Lucious Abrams, Michael Stovall, Dexter Davis, Evelyn Bryant and more farmers and interested parties.

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