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Igalious “Ike” Mills distributes clumps of hay around a pasture on his farm in Nacogdoches on Dec. 28, 2021. Some cows hoard…

Black Texas farmers were finally on track to get federal aid. The state’s agriculture commissioner wants to stop that.

Sid Miller is challenging a debt relief program that the U.S. Department of Agriculture saw as a way to correct historic discrimination. An advocate for Black Texas farmers says the challenge “pushes us back even further.”

Texas Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller speaks to protestors gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin on Oct. 10, 202…
Roy Mills drives a tractor loaded with hay around a pasture, as his brother, Igalious “Ike” Mills walks behind him, distribu…

History of discrimination, mistrust

Roy Mills drives a tractor loaded with hay around a pasture, as his brother, Igalious “Ike” Mills walks behind him, distribu…
Igalious “Ike” Mills and his brother, Roy Mills distribute clumps of hay around a pasture so that each cow can get their fai…

Previous attempts at redress

Fostering connections

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - DECEMBER 28, 2021:  Igalious “Ike” Mills and his brother, Roy Mills feed the cows at their East Texas f…

Black farming’s present and future

Igalious “Ike” Mills distributes clumps of hay for cows on his farm in Nacogdoches on Dec. 28, 2021. Some cows hoard hay, an…

Miller v. Vilsack

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