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Nation of Islam Receives Farm Subsidies

Over $100,000 in farm subsidies between 2008 and 2011 went a charity arm of the Nation of Islam, according to a new report from a watchdog group.

The group, Open the Books, traces the money to the Three Year Economic Savings Program, a NOI charity whose headquarters are listed at Louis Farrakhan’s home address. According to the NOI website, contributions from the charity were used to purchase farmland in Georgia now known as Muhammad Farms. “In 1995 we planted and harvested 76.3 acres of land, including watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet corn, snap beans, okra, yellow squash, zucchini, butternut squash, peas and greens,” the site says.

The Three Year Economic Savings Program is listed as “Not in Good Standing” on the Illinois Secretary of State’s website. Over the three-year period, it received $103,529 in 19 payments ranging from about $3,000 to nearly $28,000. The Three Year Economic Savings Program was also granted a $26,367 commodity loan in the final months of George W. Bush’s presidency.

The report, “Farm Subsidies and the Big Dogs,” is based on data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

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