Publication Date: July 2007
Publisher(s): Environmental Working Group
Author(s): Ken Cook
Keywords: farm subsidies; black farmers
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.