How Department of Agriculture Is Reckoning With Racial Inequity : The NPR Politics Podcast Black farmers have long struggled with discrimination, inequities that persist today despite federal efforts to address them. Now, the USDA is out with a new equity report with a number of recommendations.

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How Department of Agriculture Is Reckoning With Racial Inequity

How Department of Agriculture Is Reckoning With Racial Inequity

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testifies during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies of Senate Appropriations Committee at Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testifies during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies of Senate Appropriations Committee at Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Black farmers have long struggled with discrimination, inequities that persist today despite federal efforts to address them. Now, the USDA is out with a new equity report with a number of recommendations.

This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, political reporter Ximena Bustillo, and congressional correspondent Claudia Grisales.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Devin Speak.

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