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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Five White Farmers Sue over Loan Forgiveness Only for Blacks, Other Minorities

Christopher Baird owns a dairy farm near Ferryville in southwest Wisconsin, not far from the Mississippi River. He milks about 50 cows and farms approximately 80 acres of pasture. 

Like a lot of farmers, Baird has direct loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. 

But the dairy farmer isn’t entitled to a new FSA loan-forgiveness program provided as part of COVID-19 relief in the $2 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, legislation touted Wednesday night by President Joe Biden in his address to Congress. 

Baird is white. He joined four other white farmers Thursday in suing federal officials over being left out.

4 comments:

  1. I'm surprised these farmers are so naieve to think that the courts or laws would work in their favor anyways. Seems like such a waste of energy. But I understand they want their voices heard. Ohio Guy

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  2. So far the only "systemic racism" I've ever seen or heard about in this country has been from Democrats.

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  3. They're gonna love the next step, where they get to play the role of "former Rhodesian farmers"

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    1. That will be the best show on the continent!
      I hear it will air right after the reruns of “cannibal cities burn”

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