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Black farmers to Congress: Pay us now!

30 Sep
By STEPHON JOHNSON
Amsterdam News Staff

Last week, John Boyd, president of the National Black Farmers Association, made the trek to the nation’s capital with over 100 Black farmers. Boyd called on Congress and President Barack Obama to act promptly and vote yes to paying the farmers’ discrimination settlement that they’re owed.

Joined by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Boyd spoke with the media and said that the powers that be are genuinely working towards a solution that ends with Black farmers getting their money. “I am told that bipartisan efforts continue in good faith. Compromise on offsets is needed to get this done this week,” he said last week. “The strong commitment we have from both parties to get this issue resolved this week is evidence that on critical issues, our leaders can still come together.”
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