Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST - John Boyd Jr., of Baskerville, Va., is president and founder of the National Black Farmers Association. John Boyd Jr., 46, president, National Black Farmers Association, Baskerville, Va.
I’m a fourth-generation farmer, and my [...]
This week marks the 47th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the violent assault by Alabama police and state troopers on peaceful Civil Rights marchers seeking voting rights for black Americans. Yet, even as that landmark event in Selma is recalled in a symbolic repeat of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a national voter suppression [...]
February 27, 2012
To the Editor:
Black History Month is a time to reflect on how far we have come as a people and all we have left to do. As President Obama has said, it is “a story of resilience and perseverance.”
I am the great-grandson of a slave, the grandson of [...]
For Immediate Release / Monday, October 17, 2011
BASKERVILLE, – John W. Boyd, Jr., founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association released the following statement this morning:
“Today America lost an important leader. The passing Elouise Cobell last night was too soon – she still had much to contribute – but not before [...]
WASHINGTON (March 15, 2011) — National Black Farmers Association President John W. Boyd, Jr. released the following statement this morning:
“It is important to have a farm bill in 2012 that provides an equitable measure of support for all farmers. Currently the largest 10% of farms receive 74% of federal farm subsidies, while 60% of [...]
12 PM Call To Order By Dr. John Boyd President NBFA General Session 1PM Keynote Address Honorable US Senator Mary Landrieu Presentation of the NBFA Vanguard Award Closed NBFA Session (Question and Answer) Dr John Boyd
Strong Safety Net for Family Farmers:
Barack Obama will fight for farm programs that provide family farmers with the stability and predictability they need. He will ensure that American farmers are protected from market disruptions and weather disasters. And Obama will ensure farm programs are strong and are targeted to support family farmers.
The lack [...]
John Boyd, left, has been an advocate for the fair treatment of black farmers for over three decades. The black farmers have been locked out of receiving credit from banks, discriminated against in federal farm subsidy programs, and generally excluded from the normal channels of support that white farmers easily enjoy. Even Mike Espy, [...]
John Boyd, left, has been an advocate for the fair treatment of black farmers for over three decades. The black farmers have been locked out of receiving credit from banks, discriminated against in federal farm subsidy programs, and generally excluded from the normal channels of support that white farmers easily enjoy. Even Mike Espy, as [...]
November 11, 2008
Neil H. Simon
After spending months campaigning for Barack Obama across the South, John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, is now seeking to have a larger voice in U.S. agricultural policy, hopefully as secretary of agriculture.
“I’ve had some conversations with the campaign. I thought [...]
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