According to a new coalition of farmers, growers, and academics led by the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), keeping existing farmers of color on the land—and helping new ones get started—will only be possible if they can get a price for their food that’s more than what it costs to produce it.
We strongly support initiatives that overcome a history of exploitation and white privilege, which are not only present in the Food System, but which can be historically traced in the nation’s agricultural foundation.
In recognition of Juneteenth, and with deep gratitude to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color growers and harvesters of food who continue to teach us what true parity should be, join us on June 24 for a discussion of historical perspectives of parity.
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.
Like other Black and Brown people who have lost their lives while incarcerated, Justin Thao’s death was racist, avoidable and senseless.