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Banks Fight $4 Billion Debt Relief Plan for Black Farmers

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s efforts to provide $4 billion in debt relief to minority farmers is encountering stiff resistance from banks, which are complaining…

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Biden Effort to Combat Hunger Marks ‘a Profound Change’

WASHINGTON — With more than one in 10 households reporting that they lack enough to eat, the Biden administration is accelerating a vast campaign of…

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Two Biden Priorities, Climate and Inequality, Meet on Black-Owned Farms

Sedrick Rowe was a running back for Georgia’s Fort Valley State University when he stumbled on an unexpected oasis: an organic farm on the grounds…

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Biden Picks Marcia Fudge for HUD and Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary

For Mr. Biden and his transition team, the selection of key jobs has become a constantly shifting puzzle as they search for candidates who are…

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A Fight Over Agriculture Secretary Could Decide the Direction of Hunger Policy

An unlikely fight is breaking out over President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s choice for agriculture secretary, pitting a powerful Black lawmaker who wants to refocus…

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Federal Government Relaxes Rules on Feeding Low-Income Students

The Agriculture Department, under pressure from Congress and officials in school districts across the country, said on Monday that it would allow schools to provide…

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