Delta Farm Press
Program helps Black farmers recover from discrimination
The 33rd Annual National Black Farmers Association Conference (NBFA) was recently held in Natchez, Mississippi. NBFA leaders John Boyd, Jr. and Kara Boyd encouraged participants to apply for the Discrimination Financial Assistance Program and reminded them to beware of fraudulent organizations seeking payment to assist with applications. Filing an application for the program is free, and free technical assistance is available.
“You never get over being treated that way,” Boyd said. “Discrimination tears apart family. When you lose your farm, you don’t just lose the farm.”
Boyd, however, ultimately gained. He gained a will to do battle. And at this 33rd annual conference, he was doing battle for minority farmers and against those who would defraud them.