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Government Shutdown, Trade War Creates Double Whammy for Black Farmers

January 15, 2019

National Black Farmer Association, Inc. President John Boyd, of Mecklenburg County, Va., and his mule "Struggle" take part in a demonstration by black farmers outside federal court in Washington Tuesday March 2, 1999 to express their opposition to a multimillion-dollar settlement of a discrimination lawsuit against the Agriculture Department. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

National Black Farmer Association, Inc. President John Boyd, of Mecklenburg County, Va., and his mule “Struggle” take part in a demonstration by black farmers outside federal court in Washington Tuesday March 2, 1999 to express their opposition to a multimillion-dollar settlement of a discrimination lawsuit against the Agriculture Department. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Black Farmers are looking for their promised soy bean subsidies President Trump offered when the tariffs he put in place began to financially hurt the nations farmers. April Ryan speaks with John Boyd, Jr., Founder and President of the National Black Farmers Association about agriculture subsidy funds being held up by the government shutdown. In addition, the president’s trade war with China is driving down prices for produce like soybeans.

Click ▶️ to listen to April Ryan’s White House Report:


Original article source: http://aurn.com/government-shutdown-trade-war-creates-double-whammy-for-black-farmers/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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