NFU supports Justice for Black Farmers Act


NFU supports Justice for Black Farmers Act

National Farmers Union says it supports the Justice for Black Farmers Act sponsored by Senators Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand.

NFU President Rob Larew says it’s no coincidence there are about 95% fewer black U.S. farmers than there were 100 years ago,

“Due to structural racism within the USDA and other government agencies, black farmers have historically not received the same level of financial and technical support their white peers received putting them at a significant disadvantage.”

Larew says the bill deepens previous efforts that haven’t gone far enough by ending discriminatory practices, protecting Black-owned land, restoring lost land and supporting the next generation of Black farmers.

Larew says the bill also includes provisions to strengthen antitrust enforcement in the food sector and restore competition to ag markets, benefitting all farmers, regardless of race.

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