Only 1.3% of farmers in the US are Black, and some say they still face discrimination

Robert Leslie,Barbara Corbellini Duarte
  • Only 1.3% of farmers in the US are Black.

  • Insider spoke to farmers in Louisiana who say they face discrimination when applying for loans to buy land.

  • The USDA has a history of discrimination, and paid out over $2 billion in tha past in compensation to Black farmers.

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