Most farms that applied for pandemic-related assistance received funding; African-American farms received smaller payments than others

Bar chart comparing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and Paycheck Protection Program payments received by African-American operated farms with those of all other farms.

USDA, Economic Research Service researchers found that farms operated by African Americans tended to have lower profits and receive lower Government payments compared with other producers. Smaller farm sizes and commodity choices were key factors in these farms’ financial outcomes.

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