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Coronavirus Relief Bill Includes Debt Relief, Support For Farmers Of Color

President of the Black Farmers Association John Boyd Jr. protests the non payment of Black farmers in a case settled years ago by meeting with lawmakers and driving his tractor to Capitol Hill in Sept. 2010. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
President of the Black Farmers Association John Boyd Jr. protests the non payment of Black farmers in a case settled years ago by meeting with lawmakers and driving his tractor to Capitol Hill in Sept. 2010. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill includes funds for debt relief and support for farmers of color.

John Boyd Jr., a fourth-generation farmer in Virginia and president of the National Black Farmers Association, explains its significance.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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