“We’re hopeful that President Biden’s executive order on competition is helpful, but we farmers have been disappointed before.”
The Reverend Jesse Jackson said, “…together we are the new majority, we have the power to make America America for all Americans.” The Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act begins that process by recognizing their struggle.
The work and commitment required to bring about racial equity and justice for all, including everyone in the farm-fishery-food system, was and is still our struggle.
There is a false dichotomy between the interests of farmers and farmworkers: both have seen their incomes and safety decreased while processing plants, distributors, supermarkets, and food corporations disproportionately increased their utilities.
NFFC board president Jim Goodman: “We look forward to working with our congressional allies to make meaningful, long-term policy changes to correct the weaknesses in our food system, end systemic racism and create more equitable access to healthcare, education, fair wages and farm prices.”
Donna was a philosopher with more knowledge of dairy farmers’ problems and their potential solutions than most people would ever think about.
As a group with national and global focus, it is our goal to learn what we can in order to prevent more State pension investment committees and other actors from investing in corporate farmland.
We have joined protest marches, tractorcades, and countless meetings with government representatives to advocate policies to achieve economic, racial, cultural, and social parity, and stand in solidarity with the Indian farmers defending their livelihoods, their food sovereignty, and the future of their republic.
We are unified in our opposition to the U.S. government petition against Canada, and call on the Biden-Harris administration to rescind this action and to advance strong worker rights protection and dairy policy reform policy in the U.S.
From its onset the 2021 UN Food System Summit has been led by interests affiliated to agrochemical corporations and economic forces that do not serve the interests of people and the planet.
Parity is important to keeping Black farmers on their farm but there’s so much pain in the Black farming community, starting with land loss, that you must first begin with that.
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