Biden wants to make the USDA more equitable. How's it going?Play
Farmers depend on the U.S. Department of Agriculture for loans and other resources. But over the past century, the department has left out what it calls "socially disadvantaged" farmers, ranchers and foresters.
Now, the Biden administration is trying to advance equity and justice across multiple departments, including the USDA.
NPR's Ximena Bustillo joins us.
This segment aired on February 17, 2023.