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NWIAA Urges the USDA to Include Female Minority Farmers in American Rescue Plan

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Press Release

Dec 20, 2021 09:00 EST

The Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced on November 24, 2021 that the United States Department of Agriculture will provide approximately $75 million in American Rescue Plan funding to 20 organizations, providing assistance to connect underserved producers with USDA programs and services. However, of the 20 organizations that are set to receive funding – there is not a single organization focused on the empowerment of minority, women farmers – an overlooked, under-resourced group that continues to face systemic discrimination and inequality. Representing those excluded from this critical funding and support is the National Women in Agriculture Association [NWIAA]. Headquartered in Oklahoma, NWIAA was founded in 2008 by Dr. Tammy Gray-Steele, a fourth-generation Black…

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