Black farmers concerned about new loan program

The American Rescue Plan Act, which was designed to address racial justice within the farming commmunity and end decades of discriminatory lending practices, is entangled in lawsuits. A new program to help farmers took its place, but it’s not the targeted help minority farmers were promised.

Athena Ankrah uh-THEE-nuh AHN-cruh (she/they)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Athena Ankrah expects to graduate in May 2023 with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and transborder studies. Ankrah has interned as a reporter with The Arizona Republic and KJZZ.

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