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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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With Biden Behind on Confirmations, Senators Are Overloaded With Hearings

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s cabinet took steps toward belated completion on Tuesday with the confirmation of a United Nations ambassador and an agriculture secretary, but…

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Biden’s Choice of Vilsack for U.S.D.A. Raises Fears for Small Farmers

WASHINGTON — Soon after President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. beat President Trump last month, Tom Vilsack, the former agriculture secretary and one of Mr. Biden’s…

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Biden’s Iowa Bus Tour Is Headed for a D.C. Reunion

As it turned out, traditionally conservative-leaning senior citizens would help propel Mr. Biden to the presidency, and he had stronger appeal in the primary campaign…

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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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