The New York Times details a lawsuit filed by Black farmers in the Mississippi Delta, who said they were asked to train white guest workers before losing their jobs to them.
A federal relief package was set to deliver monetary aid to farmers of color, until white farmers sued to block it.
Black farmers were provided aid this year after decades of discrimination from the federal government. A group of white farmers was granted a temporary injunction to block their aid.
Some Black farmers hope the new appointee can help end the US Department of Agriculture's "culture of discrimination."
A major component of the farm bill focuses on the ability of farmers to pass their farms down to relatives and heirs and makes it easier for those heirs to apply for USDA resources.