Black farmers question USDA priorities as Black-owned farms decrease in the U.S.

U.S. Department of Agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack faces criticism from Black farmers for not doing enough under the Obama administration to address systemic racism in farming. Meanwhile, the number of Black-owned farms in the U.S. continues to decline. Founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association, John W. Boyd Jr., joins CBSN’s Tanya Rivero to discuss his experience and why he has hope for the Justice for Black Farmers Act.

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