A Wisconsin federal court has temporarily stopped payments in a federal farmer loan forgiveness program that allocates benefits on the basis of racial categories.
Twelve farmers and ranchers across nine states filed the lawsuit against the Biden Administration, saying they are not eligible for relief because they are white.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 directs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to give preferential treatment to businesses owned by women, veterans, and people who are "socially and economically disadvantaged."
The federal law uses a controversial "critical race theory" definition of "socially and economically disadvantaged" that can only include minority groups.
The court entered the emergency injunction temporarily halting payments in the $4 billion program, stating that the white farmers are "likely to to succeed on the merits of their claim".
A Texas court recently temporarily halted a program for restauranteurs under the same federal program for the same reasons.
Several other courts have ruled similarly and enjoined the Biden Administration from administering the Covid relief program on a discriminatory basis.
The Wisconsin court (and the others that have entered similar emergency orders) will hold full hearings on the issues at a later date.
Click on the link below to read an article about the Wisconsin case:
Who didn't see this coming. Just another example of the Biden Administration trying to buy votes.
Trying something stupid like this just cost taxpayers millions of dollars in court costs.
No one has ever Isolated ANY Virus, EVER. As stated by the CDC
Dr. Robert O. Young
YOU need to get your story correct: White women farmers were also EXCLUDED from receiving the grant money. I know, I have been a white woman farmer for the past 30 years.
Chuck Roast says
The Biden Administration knew this would be stopped all along. Pandering once again to the minority community. "Hey guys remember us, we tried. It was the nasty white man that put a stop to it"