Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. James Scurlock. David McAtee. Tony McDade. It is unacceptable that these lives, and so many others, have been taken from our communities. It is unacceptable that the murder of Black people goes unpunished, and that elected officials condone these deaths with their inaction. We stand in solidarity with protests […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kate Bittman | View full release and contacts Senate introduces bipartisan farm bill with big wins for young farmers NYFC praises investments in farmer training, farmland protection, and racial equity WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2018) – The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) praised the bipartisan farm bill draft released by the […]
HUDSON, NY (Aug. 28, 2017) – In light of recent events in Charlottesville, Lindsey Lusher Shute, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), issued the following statement:
Through the tragic events in Charlottesville two weeks ago, we bore witness to the very worst and very best of our nation: we saw people on our streets marching under banners of hate, who went on to commit murder and other violent acts; and we saw people linking arms and putting themselves in harm’s way to defend equality, love, and respect. While we are sickened by the acts of terrorism, and haunted by vicious chants, at the same time we are emboldened by the words and actions of so many Americans who are willing to stand up against racism.
A statement from the board and staff of the National Young Farmers Coalition We at the National Young Farmers Coalition are stricken by the persistent violence against black people, including the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Delrawn Small and Paul O’Neal, among too many others. Like many of you, we’ve processed shock, anger, […]
As the Pigford I settlement comes to fruition, the Network of Black Farm Groups and Advocates reflects on the efforts to address decades of discrimination against black farmers. This post was originally published by the group last week in the Nation Builders. History of the Pigford Settlement The Pigford I settlement is based on the […]