Disadvantaged Farmers Deserve Help, Professor Pahnke Writes

Thursday, July 01, 2021
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THE SHELBVYILLE NEWS (INDIANA)/PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE -- Anthony Pahnke is the vice president of the Family Farm Defenders and assistant professor of International Relations at San Francisco State University. Jim Goodman is an emeritus organic dairy farmer from Wonewoc, Wisconsin, and board president of the National Family Farm Coalition. They wrote this opinion piece for Progressive Magazine.

“Racism in agriculture is a historic fact that must be confronted directly,” Pahnke and Goodman wrote. “There is no anti-white racism involved in Biden’s debt relief proposal, only an attempt to address decades of institutional discrimination so that the rural United States can take a step in the right direction.”