'Justice for Black Farmers Act' Would Prohibit Land Grants from Being Used for Animal Feeding Operations

Senate Bill 96, the “Justice for Black Farmers Act,” would require reforms within the Department of Agriculture to prevent ongoing discrimination against Black farmers and ranchers, including by providing free agricultural land grants to eligible Black individuals. The bill would prohibit land grants from being used for animal feeding operations except in very limited circumstances. The bill was introduced by Senator Cory Booker and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.