Why why why??? #Repost @urbanfarmsista with @get_repost
This is the United States-Racism has not gone anywhere. From the article- Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, explained how black farmers were receiving one-tenth of the yield as their white neighbors. “Mother nature doesn’t discriminate,” Burrell said. “It doesn’t rain on white farms but not black farms. Insects don’t [only] attack black farmers’ land…why is it then that white farmers are buying Stine seed and their yield is 60, 70, 80, and 100 bushels of soybeans and black farmers who are using the exact same equipment with the exact same land, all of a sudden, your seeds are coming up 5, 6, and 7 bushels?” The results were so stark, resulting in millions of dollars in losses, the farmers took their seeds for scientific testing by experts at Mississippi State University.
The tests revealed the black farmers had not been given the quality “certified” Stine seeds for which they had paid.
Burrell suggested a land grab was the ultimate motivation of the perpetrators. One farmer victimized, David Hall, explained why he had paid extra for high quality seeds. “We bought nearly $90,000 worth of seed” Hall explained. “It’s been known to produce high yield, so you expect it, when you pay the money for it, to produce the high yields.” The farmers “were effectively duped,” Burrell told WREG-TV. “It’s a double whammy for these farmers, it accelerates their demise and effectively it puts them out of business.” Read more
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/black-farmers-deliberately-sold-fake-seeds-scheme-steal-land-report/ #urbanfarmsista #urbanfarming #urbanfarm #blacksinagriculture #cityfarming #cityfarm #racism #blackfarmers #thisisamerica