Another Crisis we are Battling...
Farmers sound alarm over coming food shortage...
To add to all of the crises we have ongoing currently, the food supply chain is edging toward becoming one of the catastrophic crises and experts are saying this can be felt the most come summer through the store shelves and empty wallets.
The President of the National Black Farmers Association, John Boyd Jr., spoke to NewsNation’s Leland Vittert and says poor planting weather across much of the country, higher seed pricing, higher pricing on fertilizers, increased fuel prices, and supply chain issues are wrecking the job for farmers and those who depend on them.
John Boyd Jr. went as far as to say “We’re gonna see a lot of empty shelves and a lot higher prices.”
What farmers need, and what Boyd Jr. reiterates is some help from government financial aid. The spending from the given aid would lead to the help of covering inflated prices and would ultimately lead to higher prices for consumers.
At the end of the day, it is about sustainability and being able to produce for the nation. The farming industry is something that needs help and is being neglected on a major level.
“Farming isn’t Republican. It isn’t Democrat. It isn’t independent. It’s food. The land is neutral. My grandfather said land knows no color. It doesn’t know any party. If we do what we need to do, we can produce the food.”
John Boyd Jr. said.
Please take a look at the full interview with John Boyd Jr. HERE