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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Environmental Working Group

Author(s): Ken Cook

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Agricultural economics and farm holdings)

Keywords: farm subsidies; black farmers

Type: Report


Black farmers receive between one-third to one-sixth of the benefits under major federal crop subsidy programs that other farmers receive, and the “subsidy gap” has widened over the past decade. The gap will become more inequitable if a bill reported by the House Agriculture Committee passes the House later this week, researchers said.