Feds, Farmers File Duel Judgment Bids Over Minority Aid

By Humberto J. Rocha (March 14, 2022, 7:42 p.m. EDT) — The federal government and a group of farmers suing it for excluding white farmers from COVID-19 relief funds allocated to minority farmers have filed duel petitions for summary judgment, asking a federal court in Texas to rule in favor of each party.

In its motion on Friday, the federal government defended the COVID-19 fund for minority farmers through the US Department of Agriculture – created by Section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan Act – asking the court to dismiss the challenge against him. The government also asked that if the Texas federal court finds the program discriminatory, then it…

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