Skip to Content

American barn. Photo credit: Colton Sturgeon
Washington

United States: White farmers deprived of aid to reduce their debt

President Joe Biden's federal aid program only offers “socially disadvantaged” farm owners who are victims of “historic discrimination” hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Published: March 1, 2021, 10:22 am

    Read more

    Biden’s plan to revive the US economy, following the Covid-19 pandemic, was passed by the House of Representatives on February 27. The plan is estimated at 1,900 billion dollars, and welcomed by a large majority of Americans, according to the mainstream American media, but it remains “an affront to the American ideal which promises equal treatment” according to the New York Post.

    One measure in particular was highlighted by Betsy McCaughey, former lieutenant governor of the State of New York: The aid granted to certain farmers in difficulty because of the crisis. Thus, according to her, Article 1.005 offers “socially disadvantaged” agricultural owners a total debt forgiveness of hundreds of thousands of dollars, without any conditions attached.

    Struggling white farmers are not entitled to it, however. The definition of “socially disadvantaged” is confined to people or racial groups which have been victims of “historical discrimination”. This measure is supposed to compensate for “years of discrimination” noted Senator Raphael Warnock, rapporteur for the measure.

    The newly elected Warnock, a Democrat, proposed the bill which will also affect the aid provided to restaurants. It gives restaurant owners up to $5 million per establishment to offset losses caused by closures. It’s a lifeline for restaurants struggling to get by. Restaurant owners are one of the biggest employers in urban, suburban as well as rural communities in New York.

    But only women, veterans and restaurant owners “socially and economically disadvantaged in society” – once again, strictly according to the racial definition in US federal law – can apply during the first three weeks of the program. Most white restaurateurs will be the last served, even if their needs are more pressing.

    Treating white male farmers and restaurateurs like second-class citizens violates the principle that Americans are equal before the law, a principle guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

    The pandemic has not discriminated against race – it has hurt everyone. Thus the bill appears to be about racial reparations rather than Covid aid. In New York, 47 percent of small businesses have closed, and those still hanging on have lost nearly 60 percent of their revenue, according to TracktheRecovery.org.

    Therefore many New York dairy farmers are threatened with bankruptcy as restaurants that used to account for half of the demand for their products, are no longer buying their products. Yet the farm aid provided for in the relief bill will not affect many of these farmers: most of them are white males.

    But the measure states that agricultural aid is “intended to combat long-standing, widespread discrimination against socially disadvantaged farmers”. The truth is, farmers have been struggling for a decade and more than half of them have been losing money. Minority-owned farms tend to be less indebted than white-owned farms, according to the Post.

    Betsy McCaughey has called for more emphasis on “economic survival rather than so-called racial or gender equity”. She concluded: “Racism will not cure past racism.”

    In the states of Oregon and Colorado Covid relief funds for minority businesses only, resulted in white business owners demanding equal treatment through the courts.

    Warnock and four other Democrats also introduced a bill on February 5 to give 32 million acres of farmland to black farmers over the next 10 years and none to whites.

    Among Democratic voters racial issues were of greatest concern. While Republican voters are mostly concerned with policy issues, Democratic voters are primarily concerned with white Trump supporters, “systemic racism” and “white nationalism” a recent poll showed.

    The greatest “problem” according to Democratic supporters, was Donald Trump supporters — at 82 percent. They listed “white nationalism” and “systemic racism” as the other problems at 79 percent and 77 percent, respectively.

    Republican voters were worried about illegal immigration, with 81 percent and the lack of support for police in the country, with 79 percent being very concerned, and high taxes, at 77 percent. They also cited liberal bias in the media, general moral decline and socialism.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • usapatriotsshout

      Racism comes in all colors and by all races. The racism shown by people of color is as egregious as racism shown by “white” people. It all has to stop. The law is supposed to be color blind.

    • Chuck C

      Farmers simply need to identify as black and they will get all the money they need. Anyone questioning them would then be a racist.

    • rejecttyranny

      Funny and weird. Most blacks in this county are majority white. So again, how do you prove to the gubmint you are “black”?

    • Tom Petty Bourgeoisie

      If Democrat voters are most concerned with things like “systemic racism”, why do they keep voting for the party of the KKK?

    • Russ Wood

      Just like South Africa. The ANC government will give financial aid to tourist industries wrecked by the lockdowns – but only if they are BEEE compliant (I.e. black-owned). Bye-bye all of the little Air-b-n-B’s.

      • Rentia Diedericks

        Fun fact: Whites are a minority in South Africa. So discriminating against a minority is just dandy when they are White

    • disqus_7BferwPjQy

      The POINT is to bankrupt White farmers.
      In South Africa White farmers were brutally murdered and their farms stolen – in the name of “Racial Justice”. Such action, currently, is untenable in what was once America.
      As White farmers go under Bill Gates or the CCP, et al., will buy the farms for pennies and take them out of production.
      Get it?

    Americas

    Covid-19 has killed more people in 2021 than 2020 in the US

    Covid-19 was reported as the underlying cause of death for some 377 883 people in 2020, accounting for 11,3 percent of deaths, according to the CDC. More than 770 000 people have died from the Coronavirus as of Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

    Not very confident: FDA to publish info on Pfizer’s Covid-19 jab in 55 years

    The request for information on the shots would have been a great opportunity for vaccine manufacturers and advocates to demonstrate the success of their products with the data that exists on vaccine safety, effectiveness and "rare" side effects.

    The strange link between the sterilization of wild horses and mRNA vaccines

    A strange link has been made between the sterilization of wild horses and the Covid-19 vaccines. Vaccination against the porcine zona pellucida (PZP) is designed to contain the wild horse population by generating antibodies that prevent the mares from producing fertile eggs.

    US judge in the Rittenhouse trial defies media onslaught

    Kenosha, WisconsinThe right to own firearms and use them to defend oneself in an emergency is deeply ingrained in the American consciousness. When protests by the Black Lives Matter movement degenerated into civil war-like riots and looting across the United States over the past year, civil militias and private individuals took up arms to protect their property.

    Some 92 percent of American LGBTQs took the jab

    In a Human Rights Campaign Foundation survey, led by Community Marketing & Insights and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, data on LGBTQ+ adults and Covid-19 vaccinations in the US show that this community has bought into Big Pharma marketing in a big way.

    Hospital emergency rooms swamped by patients with ‘heart conditions’

    In one hospital in the US state of Michigan, patients are flooding into emergency rooms with “respiratory problems”, “blood clots” and... “heart conditions”.

    US vaccine deaths linked to small percentage of Pfizer and Moderna batches

    Graphical analysis of data from the Official US Vaccine Side Effects Database (VAERS) found that a very small percentage of certain lot numbers of Pfizer and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines were responsible for most side effects and deaths in the United States.

    Conflict of interest: FDA reviewers of Pfizer’s child vaccine work/ed for Pfizer

    The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee on Tuesday October 26, discussed pushing their jab for children between the ages of 5 to 11 years old.

    Second caddy dies of heart attack on Latin America golf tour

    Nuevo VallartaThe PGA Tour Latinoamerica, which has already suffered the death of a caddy, was struck again by tragedy last week when another caddy collapsed on the golf course and died in a hospital in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

    US Air Force doctor warns pilots of ‘sudden cardiac death’ after jabs

    WashingtonThe affidavit of Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long is also part of a federal lawsuit against the US Army's forced vaccination regime.

    Go to archive