Biden withdraws support for black farmers
Boydton, Virginia, August 9, 2022 After fighting for debt relief for more than 30 years, Boyd was overjoyed when emergency relief for farmers of color was passed and signed into law by the president. Joe Biden Last year, during the American Relief Plan Act of 2021, Boyd met with Biden during the SC primary to discuss the plight of black farmers and agreed that Biden would address black farmers’ issues. Again, last July (2021), Biden met with Boyd to reaffirm that he would discuss the ongoing struggles and delays in getting America’s black farmers long-sought debt relief.
There is nothing worse than another president overturning the laws he enacted to help black and other farmers of color during a pandemic. Repeal its own laws and send hundreds of millions of aid to get rid of it while foreclosure notices are being served in a recession that has recorded the highest input costs in 40 years. Ukraine farmers.
Section 22008 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 repeals Section 1005 of the United States Relief Plan Act of 2021, which provided for debt relief for black, indigenous, and other people of color farmers.
seconds. 22008. Abolition of Agricultural Financing Assistance.
Section 1005 of the U.S. Rescue Plans Act of 2021 (7 USC 1921
Note; Public Law 117-2) is repealed.
After reading the final bill passed by the Senate, he said, “I am very disappointed in this legislative action.” I’m ready. I’m not going to stop this.”
“Discrimination against black farmers at the USDA was rampant and severe. The Section 1005 Loan Repayment Program was a necessary step to remedy these harms. I’m not even racist.”
Watch now: Black farmers face delays in pandemic debt relief as prices soar
We invite our fellow farmers, neighbors and friends to join us John Boyd in his call to the president Joe Biden Issue a farm foreclosure moratorium to save America’s farmers. The Biden Mortgage Moratorium includes the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Farm Ownership Direct and Guaranteed Loans, as well as other agricultural loans, while legislative remedies are being debated in Congress. Must include foreclosure protection.
American farmers deserve to be saved!
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