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Farmers Of Color Still Waiting For Billions In Debt Relief

Jon Boelts' lettuce farm in Yuma, Arizona. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)
Jon Boelts' lettuce farm in Yuma, Arizona. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Farmers of color across the U.S. are still waiting on billions in debt relief from the Department of Agriculture, which allocated the funds back in March.

Mekela Panditharatne, an attorney with Earth Justice, explains why the money hasn’t been issued and its impact.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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