Gary Baise | Jul 27, 2021 – July was a good month for farmers, and a terrible month for USDA and Secretary Tom Vilsack.
On July 1, Sid Miller, citizen-rancher and Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, gave the Secretary of Agriculture and USDA a lesson in the Constitution of the United States. Mr. Miller, along with other farmers and ranchers, stopped USDA from administering a loan-forgiveness program authorized by American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This is the Act passed by Congress that was to “…provide a payment in an amount up to 120% of the outstanding indebtedness of each socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher as of January 1, 2021.”
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