Minority Farmer Groups Want In On COVID-19 Relief Fight

By Lauren Berg (March 18, 2022, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A pair of minority farmers associations asked a Texas federal judge Friday to let them intervene in a fight between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and two classes of white farmers who claim they were excluded from COVID-19 relief funds allocated for minority farmers.

In a 15-page motion, the National Black Farmers Association and the Association of American Indian Farmers asked to intervene as defendants in the case, arguing the government's last-ditch proposal to simply rewrite part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act so that its benefits don't exclude anyone would go against the purpose of the law.

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