Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller filed a complaint earlier this week against a socially disadvantaged farmer proposal included in President Biden’s latest round of COVID relief. The lawsuit argues USDA is actively and resentfully discriminating against Americans based on race. The lawsuit says the farmers and ranchers in white ethnic groups aren’t included within the definition of socially disadvantaged, making them ineligible for payments. Miller’s lawsuit was filed to represent a class of all farmers and ranchers in the U.S. currently excluded from the USDA’s interpretation of a socially disadvantaged farmer. USDA told the Hill they are reviewing the complaint and working with the Department of Justice. Read the lawsuit.
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