Relief payments to Black farmers on hold amid lawsuits backed by former Trump aides, conservative groups

By: - June 26, 2021 8:38 am

Black farmers continue to feel the effects of systemic discrimination and are still disadvantaged in USDA programs, says U.S. Rep. David Scott, chairman of he U.S.. House Agriculture Committee. (Screen capture from CSPAN)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.