U.S. House committee probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers | The Progressive Pulse

U.S. House committee probes ‘systemic’ USDA discrimination against Black farmers | The Progressive Pulse

John Boyd (left) is President of the National Black Farmers Association – https://www.blackfarmers.org/ Rep. Alma Adams defends targeted aid included in American Rescue Plan WASHINGTON — The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday heard about how Black farmers have faced decades of racial discrimination in their dealings with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The committee’s chairman, […]

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

USDA NIFA Funding Supporting Rural Mental Health Efforts

(KMAland) — Ongoing economic conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on farm families and others in local communities. The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, through the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network grant program, has awarded nearly $7.2 million in investment funding for the North Central Farm […]

USDA Official: Carbon is a Commodity, Justifies CCC Use

During a virtual panel discussion sponsored by AGree, a think tank that specializes in long-term agricultural policy, a top USDA advisor noted that President Biden's executive order on climate change said the administration wants to develop climate-smart agriculture, and said it is important to find a way to “de-risk” investments related to climate change in agriculture and forestry. (DTN file photo by Pamela Smith)

Anne Simmons, the Democratic chief of staff for the House Agriculture Committee, announced that House Agriculture Chairman David Scott, D-Ga., has decided to make the focus of the committee’s first hearing on climate and weather, although she noted that her comments were her own, not those of the chairman. She said the hearing will include […]