Vilsack sets $700-million program to help farm and meatpacking workers – September 8, 2021

Vilsack sets $700-million program to help farm and meatpacking workers Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday announced a new $700 million grant program to provide direct financial relief to U.S. farm and meatpacking workers hit hard by Covid-19. But it was unclear whether undocumented immigrants, who make up roughly half… Continue reading

Booker sees budget reconciliation advancing debt relief for farmers of color – September 7, 2021

Booker sees budget reconciliation advancing debt relief for farmers of color With a historic program to provide debt relief for farmers of color tied up in litigation, attorneys, advocates and policymakers say that Congress should use the budget reconciliation process to avoid further delay in providing essential relief to minority… Continue reading