• U.S. Farmers Of Color Were About To Get Loan Forgiveness. Now The Program Is On Hold

    11 days ago - By NPR

    A new federal program created by the Biden administration to reverse years of economic discrimination against U.S. farmers of color has ground to a halt. (Image credit: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
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  • Biden's Education Dept. just laid out its priorities for student-loan relief - they're vague

    Biden's Education Dept. just laid out its priorities for student-loan relief - they're vague

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Joe Biden.
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    Biden's regulatory agenda, released on Friday, includes student-loan forgiveness proposals.
    The Education Dept. plans to improve loan forgiveness programs by 2022, but details are vague.
    Democrats and borrowers continue to push for immediate debt relief while Biden is reluctant.
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    From fighting the climate crisis to strengthening protections against racial discrimination, President Joe Biden's regulatory agenda released on Friday covers a lot of ground. Significantly, unlike his budget , it even mentions...
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  • Judge halts billions in debt relief for farmers of color as conservative group for White farmers sue

    11 days ago - By Washington Post

    On Thursday, Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin's Eastern District issued a temporary restraining order suspending the debt relief program for producers of color.
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  • Judge pauses loan forgiveness program for farmers of color

    11 days ago - By Chron

    MILWAUKEE - A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers.
    U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
    The program pays up to 120% of direct or guaranteed farm loan balances for Black, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian American or Pacific Islander farmers. President Joe Biden's administration created the loan...
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