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Tennessee farmers tell Sara Carter: COVID relief bill ‘promotes division’ within the farming community



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Sara Carter spoke with Tennessee farmers who will not receive any government assistance from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package based on its race criteria.

In a “Hannity” exclusive on Monday, farmers blamed President Joe Biden for “promoting division” within the recently enacted COVID relief bill.

The COVID relief bill will be providing minority farmers with special benefits. According to Carter, half of the $10.4 billion package dedicated to American farmers will only be going towards minority farmers.

“I’m sorry, but I was raised to not see color and not to see race, but to see the character and the person’s heart,” Tennessee farmer Kelly Griggs told Carter. “That’s how I was raised, that’s how the farming community sees each other.”

“The government has basically said ‘OK, this is what we are doing, whether you like it or not.’ Because farmers throughout the years, that’s what we’ve had to take. They’ve made policies for us without even stepping foot on our farm,” Griggs said.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the relief package includes an estimated $4 billion to pay up to 120% of Black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American farmers’ outstanding debt as of Jan. 1.

According to USDA data, fewer than 2% of farms were run by black farmers in 2017.

“If you go into a bank, if you go into any place that loans you money, they’re not going to look at who you are by color or race, they’re going to look at your numbers on a piece of paper. If you don”t meet that criteria, if you don’t meet that rule, you don’t get that money, you don’t get the loan,” Kelly Griggs said.

“I think this bill… not only promotes division in the farming community, but just in people in general,” Kelly’s husband Matt Griggs added.

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White House Confirms It Is Looking Into Shutting Down Oil Pipeline Amid Fuel Crisis



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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.

“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”

“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”

“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.

“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’  I said, is it being studied right now?  Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”

“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.


The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.

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