Posted on March 16, 2021

Farmers Blame Biden for ‘Promoting Division’ with Billions in COVID-19 Relief for Non-Whites

Yael Halon, Fox News, March 15, 2021

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package enacted last week by President Biden includes billions of dollars in debt relief and other assistance for farmers of color. However, the incorporation of race-based criteria is leaving other farmers scratching their heads.

“I’m sorry, but I was raised to not see color and not to see race, but to see the character and the person’s heart,” Tennesse farmer Kelly Griggs told Sara Carter in a “Hannity” exclusive Monday. {snip}


” They’ve made policies for us without even stepping foot on our farm, without even asking us anything … and [they] make our lives even worse or divide us even more like they are doing now.”

The relief package includes an estimated $4 billion to pay up to 120% of Black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American farmers’ outstanding debt as of Jan. 1, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.