Banks Are Now Pushing Back Against Black Farm Debt Relief - B1AG's John Henry & Farmer Brown Tha MC

Banks Are Now Pushing Back Against Black Farm Debt Relief - B1AG's John Henry & Farmer Brown Tha MC

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occasionally i ask it i know it's more than struggling anticipating the casket reap what we sow i'm trying to fill up my basket life's a plantation like self law and master over the plot i've been granted on this planet now with slanted cause the chosen been supplanted but if you overstand it it was spoken fractured but we ain't broken even though some would rather play the regular token we growing black through the essence of a presence we carry the blood of course we carry the mind of peasants rich black gardens future look more like eden multiply seeds like the sea banks in sweden wrap my planets on planet according to season each one cold switching it up as trees black power family what we what's going on what's going on what is going on welcome back to the b1 ag daily bread podcast show will be focused on black agricultural production marketing food nutrition economics as it pertains to our black family and community i'm john henry harris and we also have pharma around the emc now a few months ago the government passed a very comprehensive debt relief bill farm debt relief black form debt relief bill uh supposed to help try to write some of the wrongs of or black farmers that they had to face at the hands of the at the usda i'm talking about systematic racism i'm talking about uh denying farmers uh alone talking about taking farms black farmers lands and this is going over decades and decades this is the black farmers civil rights fight all right now this farm bill was supposed to help try to right some of the wrongs and since it's been passed no money no debt has been relief there has been no debt relief uh as of yet and there have been uh the usda has been sued by white farmers claiming anti-white racism uh uh against the bill because they said they don't have access to these to this debt relief that they don't even want but now we have the banks who are gonna receive this money i'm talking about four billion dollars the bank's gonna turn that they're turning down four billion dollars and fighting against this um debt relief bill saying that they're gonna lose money so today we're gonna die well this is today we're gonna we're gonna talk about the economic lynching banks are pushing back against black farm debt relief and hopefully within this discussion we can show you the different ways and just give you a a a more direct line in view of how the government these these entities play these games and we lose out black uh farmer brian mc let's dive deep in this and let's let's make a plain form because we called this out from the beginning i got to correct you bro you said relief for black farmers it was for farmers of color my bad farmers of color trick back trick bag one farmers of color very vague uh under farmers of color according to the 2501 back in 1999 that includes asians hispanics pacific islanders indians native americans immigrants and refugees trick bag one it wasn't a bag and so there wasn't going to be this uh so-called economic tsunami going on these farmers is basically debt relief not from everybody that you've accrued debt from it was just agencies working with the us government uh that's a whole other story with which in and of itself how this suddenly became a problem you would think that this was discussed before the bill went into motion what this would look like economically uh you would think you know with the taxpayers you know us as taxpayers we tend to forget that the government is service you know they're servants when people people take their oath of office they're not taking an oath to run you they're not taking a oath to boss you around they're taking an oath to be servants and so in all of this word salad that we've gotten throughout the months and oddly enough has gone silent since march uh we keep saying that we we challenge everybody to google you know farmer of color relief since march and you don't see anything about it i know professionally there's all sorts of farmers reaching out uh hey you know how do we apply how do we know you know how to get involved how do we know get some more information on the program and it's been silence you can hear crickets and so once again we really need to deep dive into the specifics of it uh i want you to play this video real quick and we have some very interesting numbers but to make it real simple as you said a farm operation is very extensive uh dated obviously you have your your multi-year plan of you know i'm going to produce something this year that's going to be sold to a buyer somewhere and uh unfortunately the large buyers in america are from overseas and so we don't necessarily have formidable localized markets as of yet this is one piece of the b1 ag conversation that we really want to instill into the people's mind we have to localize our economies we have to localize our markets two when you're thinking about all of these costs you're talking about your seeds you're talking about your soil just getting your soil and your land right you're talking about farm equipment i mean some of these tractors can go up to a hundred thousand dollars that's just the tractor alone we're not uh talking about the farm implements the harvester the cedars uh the the irrigation all of these are things that are necessary in farming and when you think about the economics prices are continuously going up we've been talking about the shortage on supplies in the kinks within the supply chain so anytime this happens obviously us as consumers you know we get hit at the store but can you imagine those that are producing in the conversation what we call black farmers can you imagine how they're suffering on their end of producers let's put this in perspective right now in north america there are 3.5 depending on numbers between 3.2 to 3.5 million total farmers this is out of the 50 states 3.2 to 3.5 million total farms of that 3.2 to 3.5 million

less than 44 000 are black farmers and i would say considerably less but i'm i'm being uh liberal so when we think about government when we think about when we uh we don't even have really formidable lobbies we have a few brothers that's been out here like uh john boyett and a few other associations but when you think about the power of three some million people versus a few thousand it makes a big difference in who's going to have a voice when it comes to the people on the uh federal and state level who's making these decisions this is why it's important for us to have this conversation because this doesn't just affect farmers and i would hope you know when we have these b1ad conversations there are a lot of metaphors to be incorporated when you're talking about agriculture this is existential to human nature is breathing air you have to eat when you find yourself in any situation where okay 100 of you eat but only 1.4 percent of you have a hand in the production of what you eat that not only has a economic issue but when it comes to the quality of food you're eating when it comes to your place in line when it comes to eating whether you're talking about literally or metaphorically speaking all of this impacts us i might have a bag now wherever i'm at across america but what does this mean if i don't control my food system that means somebody could easily uh think about zimbabwe they were having to uh cart wheelbarrows of money to get a loaf of bread none of these things are abstract and so we really need to deep dive into this we're not going to take too much of your time today but we really want to embed this in your head why this is important for us to figure out ways that we can support our black farmers because we see they're being lynched they're being economically lynched i'm going to do a little house cleaning first housekeeping rather i'm going to read our copyright disclaimer act copyright disclaimer section 107 of the copyright act of 1976 allowances made for fair use for purposes such as criticism comic news reporting teaching scholarship and research fair uses the use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing non-profit educational or personal use tips to balance in favor of fair use check this out family be one family be one ag family lenders are pressuring the agriculture department to give them more money saying quick repayments will cut into profits washington the biden administration's efforts to provide 4 billion in debt relief to minority farmers is encountering stiff resistance from banks which are complaining that the government initiative to pay off the loans of borrowers who have faced decades of financial discrimination will cut into their profits and hurt investors the debt relief was approved as part of the 1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package that congress passed in march and was intended to make amends for the discrimination that black and other non-white farmers have faced from lenders in the united states department of agriculture over the years but no money has yet gone out the door instead the program has become mired in controversy and lawsuits in april white farmers who claim that they are victims of reverse discrimination sued the usda over the initiative now three of the biggest banking groups the american bankers association the independent community bankers of america and national rural lenders association are waging their own fight and complaining about the cost of being repaid early their argument stems from the way banks make money from loans and how they decide where to extend credit when a bank lends money to a borrower like a farmer it considers several factors including how much interest it will earn over the lifetime of the loan and whether the bank can sell the loan to other investors by allowing borrowers to repay their debts early the lenders are being denied income they have long expected they argue the banks want the federal government to pay money beyond the outstanding loan amount so that banks and investors will not miss out on interest income that they were expecting or money that they would have made reselling the loans to other investors they also want other investors who bought the loans in a secondary market to get government money that would make up for whatever losses they might incur from the early payoff bank lobbyists in letters and virtual meetings have been asking the agriculture department to make changes to the repayment program a usda official said they are pressing the usda to simply make the loan payments rather than wipe out the debt all at once and they are warning of other repercussions including long-term damage to the usda's minority lending program in a letter sent last month to tom vilsack the agriculture secretary the banks suggested that they might be more reluctant to extend credit if the loans were quickly repaid leaving minority farmers worse off in the long run the intimation was viewed as a threat by some organizations that represent black farmers if usda does not compensate lenders for such disruptions or avoid sudden loan payoffs the likely result will be less access to credit for those seeking usda meet chris and mark in the late 19th century u.s banks and southern states would sell securities that helped fund the expansion of slave run plantations to balance the risk that came with forcibly bringing humans from africa as well as our aboriginal ancestors to america insurance policies were purchased as a result of this we have what you call wall street when we talk about the job and obviously you know we're all into the bag this is why uh courses like the black wealth boot camp are important uh when we're talking about agriculture it's not just those in the field because as we see in another bit of information so when we talk about subsidies with subsidies means when we're talking about all of these expenses that your average producer has the average farmer in north america can't just go in their pocket in their bank account and just start growing it doesn't work that simple like i said you have hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment you have tens of thousands of dollars worth of seeds uh you have a lot of unexpected cost and so as of now in north america direct government aid this is the government that admitted that yeah we've been discriminating against these farmers for years and you know i have to smile about this concept years no we're talking centuries but once again if we're not able to contextualize when we hear these words a lot of times it just goes as something that's said in the headline and we move about but direct government aid accounted for 39 of net farm income and it rose to 46.5 billion

yes this year's farmers on net will derive 40 percent of their income directly from the federal government 40 meaning i have a business i bring in 100 of whatever i'm bringing in and 40 of it if you're a farmer in north america is coming directly from taxpayers the government your servants what does this mean to black farmers what did this bank just say well we're not going to be able to lend to them if y'all pay this off we said debt is the new gold and so there's obviously a profit in keeping people in debt when we think about the homestead act and all of these different policies throughout the centuries not just a few years ago see once again because we're so detached from not just agriculture but our place when it comes into production commodities raw goods because we're detached we can't put two and two together on how this directly affects our wealth when we say farmers are like the last strongest bastion of black wealth in north america we're not saying that to romanticize or blow smoke up the asses of our black farmers this is not what this is about land is the ultimate wealth and so when we're watching year by year and this little trick bag that's going on now this is how this has happened this is how you go from 1 million farmers in 1920 to less than 30 less than 45 000 in 2021 after uh what is it affirmative action after the civil rights movement after all of these farmers of color and minority grants i thought it was interesting i didn't see that part of the video that they said well you know if if you do this then we're not going to be able to loan to minorities again so you're basically saying now if you uh you as an institution of a financial institution who exists off of the back of this group of people who have been discriminated against and we've come out and told you the truth yes we have absolutely discriminated against you all of these years where there was unpredictable weather uh all of these you know offices that these black farmers went to and got spit in their faces got their applications denied you came out and admitted that this is what we did and now you know we've we've sold this bill like oh finally black farmers gonna get some aid we even had a hearing in congress for the first time this year and the banks who benefited off of this their their very structures exist off of this uh economic activity alphabets nefariousness have the nerve to say well they didn't say oh we can't lend to everybody they literally said well if i help them i can't lend to them anymore if you pay this off for them because in the bill they said they were going to pay 120 for the uh for the farmers of color which was only going to equate to a few uh what is about uh 11 000 black farmers would benefit from that this four billion dollar package and so what i i say would as if it was intended from the beginning to actually help them what i want to contextualize to the family is this is how i can just keep kicking the ball back and so in the you know saying at the end of 2020 the fight was against the government the usda hey y'all did wrong y'all did wrong then the u.s government could say well no it was these agencies it was the local agencies we didn't know you know up here in washington we said yeah be good to them you know make it rain but all those local agencies and so if you were a farmer you know think about in the springtime you know you have to get your crops in the ground farming is a very time it's a time uh can you have to be timely with what you put in the ground uh i can't if i want a good yield in august september october i can't put my uh i can't put my plants in the ground in june or july right it's very time sensitive and so what if i was somebody in late 2020 that heard talk about this possible relief i'm gonna be planning my whole year out now based on okay i just heard this government oh wow turn up they just told us they're gonna they're gonna give us some relief you know it seems like they're waking up it seems like they want to help and so now i'm going to plan my whole 2021 growing season based on i thought i was gonna get some help and so that can hit you either one or two ways i might have a little bit in the bank and since i heard that you know i've seen all of these beautiful news stories about farmers are going to find black farmers are finally going to get some help in what january and february i'm optimistic meaning if i got a little money on my own i'm like okay i'm gonna go on to get my crop started because i know you know i don't really want to wait until you know after march april march april or may so let me go on and take out of my own pocket and i'm already struggling to keep my operation going let me go and get out of my own pocket and start my operation because the government you know this government that i pay my taxes to that i pledge allegiance to said they're going to make it rain on me sometime this year they're going to forgive some of my debt they're not going to make it rain they're just going to forgive some of my debt and so as a conscientious farmer okay as a as an entrepreneur as an enterpriser cool let me go on and put my money up and get my operations started or you have those that's like okay i know what i want to do in 2021 and i heard talks about this farm bill so cool you know let me just kind of wait you know ain't gonna put nothing in the ground yet i'm not gonna go get no equipment yet i'm not gonna go get no seeds yet because they told me something's gonna be coming and so you know let me just wait and so if you were in either one of those boxes guess what didn't happen if you went in your own pocket you took a risk if you didn't start anything this is another year that your operation isn't making profit multiply this 2020 and 2021 dynamic around all of the different promises made the pickford and glickman case the pick for farmer out of the carolinas uh sun glickman so glickman is equivalent to vilsack today a lot of us don't do a lot of history on these characters you know we tend to just pay attention to a president when you think about a factory a president basically just signs off on what the supervisors and secretaries and what everybody else is doing this is why civics class is important it's not for everybody to just you know go run and jump into politics but there's a lot of once again people are powerful when they're being truthful and if i'm being truthful to you and you have no context to what i'm talking about guess guess who's left with the bag guess who's left looking looking confused and so when you have these practices going on year after year decade after decade this is how we get down to 1.4 primary operators this is how we get down to zero point four percent ownership of land in a country with nine one point nine billion acres all right now we're talking about credit right farmer brown do you have credit credit cards well a long time ago leave them alone but this is the way credit works right if you get if you as a person with a credit card or a line of credit do not pay back or slow to no payback on your loan what happens to your credit score does it go up or down down right so when you repay back a loan quickly or just repay it back what happens to your credit score it goes up because you're showing yourself worthy of paying back monies right so you paying off credit is good this is what these banks are getting together the american bankers association the appendant the independent community bankers of america and the national rural lenders association say that the banks will suffer lost if income if the farm loans are paid off early the banks say they will lose the interest they would have earned over the life of these long-term loans so the groups want the usda to compensate banks for any lost income the groups which represent 52 000 bank locations added if the usda does not compensate lenders for such disruptions or avoid sudden loan payoffs the likely result will be less access to credit for those seeking usda guaranteed loans in the future including socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers now the bill again pay attention y'all pay back 120 of the loans that 20 is compensation for them paying off these loans early right so then they say that that they're not going to loan to them again which is taken as a threat as well as it should be they're playing a lot of games y'all they're playing a lot of games and and they're showing and they're and they're also showing their hand as it as it relates to debt for real they want you in debt they don't want you to pay back these loans quicker because they make more money while you're in debt they're showing their greed my thing is you didn't hash this out before this bill was even introduced your normal layman's business plan you're going to identify credit line you're going to identify where your money's going to come from before you even submit your business plan you know something as far as legislation so this you know once again my mind just be photo right now i'm like okay it's like this good cop bad cop dynamic you know be mad at them no it's their fault no no be mad at them i'm gonna go through some of these titles from march black farmers will receive five billion a stimulus package that's the lab was only four billion uh by an administration ramps up debt relief farmers to help black farmers uh farm black farmers continue to thrive despite setbacks this is all march after 20 years of advocacy advocacy black farmers finally get def debt relief uh over 19 stimulus bill to provide 4 billion in debt relief black farmers will receive billions of dollars in stimulus bills and so if you're just looking at headlines uh just in march you're thinking oh man turn up turn up now i can focus on whatever else is going on because it looks like these black farmers are getting theirs and it's all culminated not even a few months later this is what it is and not a not a penny not a single penny has been allocated to any of this and now you're talking about legal fees going back to the point i was making earlier okay so when you're talking about lobbies your lobbyists are the ones to go to dc or go to their representatives like hey this is what we won't push through you know this is some legislation that's going to help us keep in mind 40 of farm income is from subsidies meaning you didn't earn necessarily 40 of what you're bringing in it's because the government's helping you which is what uh conscientious taxpayer would assume yeah help our producers help the people that are producing the food fuel and fiber that we need to keep a civilization going and so when you're representing the group black farmers aren't getting this and so this is what i mean a farm operation costs money you know it's uh we romanticize like oh yeah support black farmers go put some seeds in the ground and ride your tractor and we got food it does not work like that you know you can't simplify it and this is one of the things why we say it's very important to get our young people now if they're in fifth grade if they're in elementary school get them to understand the seed the process of producing food early to where as they get older their minds are focused on okay now once i produce this food first i need a market before i even put anything in the ground i need to make sure i'm going to get it sold somewhere which is another area in which this bill didn't address it's okay we can give these farmers all this money right we can give them all this debt relief are you going to go to kroger are you going to go to publix are you going to go to all of these food vendors and make sure that they have markets to sell their produce because if not guess what i just did i just spent a whole year producing all of this wonderful produce only for these uh markets to say well we don't need it we don't want it we have to understand the whole seed to table concept on a rudimentary level on a basic level i'm i'm 40 years old and what i can tell you if there's 10 things to know i'm at about two right now maybe 1.8 but i understand

when when it comes to political power if you can't feed yourself whether you're talking about literal literal or metaphorically speaking our bets is often people can continuously run trick bags like this the optimist in me says if they're they say what 44 million melanated people to classify themselves as african-american in north america we're talking about a percentage a small percentage of that 44 million just decides during the course of my year i'm gonna make sure that i'm gonna contribute to making a secure market for these black farmers who aren't getting any help so that's just the consumer you know maybe you have no interest in producing but as a consumer i'm a conscientiously make sure even if i have to pay a couple extra dollars because once again uh i was talking to my partner as far as blacks you know black soil people like man why do y'all have why are y'all charged so much and and what it's hard to explain for somebody who i could you know i'm buying a tomato for you for two dollars and i can go you know two steps down and get the same tomato for one why am i having to pay so much with you well guess what the black hands that made produced this tomato didn't get that 40 uh get didn't get that 40 right and so it cost black farmers more to produce and so when we can internalize what that means if i want this black farmer to be able to give me a cheaper tomato as me you know one consumer let me be honest uh one consumer isn't going to make a huge difference this has to be a communal effort this has to be a cooperative effort you have to have very intentional cooperative models when i'm talking about support these black farmers just cool your household that's where it starts just getting the conversation going contextualizing why it's important why don't we have whole neighborhoods why don't we have you know for for the brothers to get apartment buildings you know are there certain csa shares that you can work with some of these local farmers to make sure hey government since we got i i got a 100 tenants in this building and we want to make sure we're sourcing at least 20 of their produce intake a year and this is just one tenant right this is just one uh property owner with 100 tenants we want to make sure at least 20 of our food because we got a lot of elderly people in here we had a lot of school kids that we see aren't necessarily getting their dietary needs met so we want to make sure at least 20 of the produce that they're eating is coming from the black farmers within 100 miles of where we live at there's funding for that but you have to know how to ask for it and who to ask for it from outside of that asking he's got to know that there's a black farmer that's getting support from the investors that okay what if the government says i'm gonna give you this and then they don't either i've wasted a year or i've exhausted my resources assuming that there was going to be some help how are we able to make it rain on a few farmers is it feasible to support every single black farmer that's out here no it's not feasible is it feasible to to support a larger percentage than what we have absolutely and this becomes a regional thing because with each region there's different agricultural dynamics here in kentucky it you know it's the last of a dime breed versus when you go further down south georgia florida in your carolinas there's a lot more black farmers uh the majority of black farmers are producing livestock cattle uh we eat a lot of burgers right we eat a lot of beef uh you know p you know for people that eat pork it comes a point where there's so many things you know it's not for any individual to tell you what to prioritize what to eat how you should conduct your diet but when we understand our diets are directly impacting this economy these banks just came out and told you i need you in debt i need you to be indebted to me i have no interest in you building your credit really i mean i tell you that but i i really want you to be in debt whether you're talking literal or or economic i need you to be indebted to me my business is based on you not being able to conduct your own business you know screw a jump shot screw it if if my favorite team has more championship rings you know our kids can't need a jump shot you know our elders you know they're not going to be fed with touchdowns it's cool looking good you know i get it i i love having a good time you know sharing good experiences with friends but when i think about my kids like okay at this rate if the government decided i'm gonna do this every year every year i'm gonna get these these these negroes excited towards the end of the end of the year make them think something's coming only to pull the rug from them we're going to be i can see how when when they do these numbers yeah we're going to be down to zero wealth i see how it can happen i refuse you know as long as i'm living and breathing to just you know take it and you know take it but this is a communal effort when we we can't eat vanity when we say that this is a communal effort when we see that these black farmers fight isn't just theirs it isn't just the people that's in the garden and it's every one of us to eat it's every one of us that see all of these social injustices going around when we talk about the live podcast when we talk about these 3.2 million farmers in the lobby going to say bye and like hey we you know we had the five in wisconsin that openly came out and sued like oh we don't like this this is discrimination and if you think it was just five of them out of 3.2 million that had a problem with that i mean we're we're on mars we didn't beat elon musk to mars there was thousands i would say tens of thousands of farmers that felt that way like no how are y'all gonna just give this to black farmers that's discrimination those were just the five that put their neck out on the line to say it no and so now whether you know if biden woke up one morning you know he gained his marbles back and said you know what you know i've locked all these people up over the course of my life i've just given all this stuff to everybody else but the people who built this country but you know i would i want to do something right for them uh but i know i'm since i'm the president of this corporation uh you know what what feeds the corporation what feeds the machine the oil what is that oil it's the current it's the currency i realize the majority of this currency is coming from these 3.2 million

within the sec the sector that we call agriculture so even if i wanted to do a good thing by these brown people well yeah the few the few thousand of these brown people that even care pales compared to the multi-million the three million of this group that cares and so my thing is how much energy do we exhaust as a people arguing i'm trying not to be emotional about this man it it's so frustrating because you know my frustration isn't out of feeling defeated my frustration that is out of the huge opportunity that we have in front of us right now uh for for us to all see the numbers that okay all of these farms that seem like they're just starving so great 40 percent of their revenue is coming from subsidies how can we as a people okay maybe we can't we absolutely can't provide 40 subsidies to the black farmers but we can we can increase what they're bringing in we can increase their revenue not only by consuming uh directly uh purchasing from them uh directly supporting farmers markets where they're uh where they're able to enter but also investments you know how can you know i'm in a large city i don't really spend a lot of time on the farm but can i lease some land for you you know is there a certain percentage of your yield that you know i can expect to get back each year or after year three year four year five because once again with agriculture you know you can't jump into it excuse me assuming the first year even the first two years i'm gonna make profit this is a game of niches and this and it's a game of time you best believe when they did the homestead act it was they were not stupid people uh it's his own subject but off there was a study uh shout out to the sister lisa cabrera american kids aren't being educated like there there's a high percentage of students that are just cheating their way through school meaning people really aren't learning and so when we think about we represent a group of people to have no choice but to learn how to make things work this is our advantage if the world is is on this big tip of sustainability we have the advantage because we've been sustaining these hoods forever now in the and what they'll call the projects and the slums agri north american agriculture is in a slum right now the whole the whole ag field no matter what color you are but it is those people when you break it down to who is able to take minimal resources and turn nothing into something it is those black farmers because they've had to deal with this pretty much most of their whole lives especially the elders and so as a community we know we're a colorful people we know we're people that like to have nice things we're people that like to show out we're people that like to you know really claim our fame the degree that we can really embrace these black farmers as a larger part of our culture i i can definitely appreciate that there are a lot more people you know coming you know coming to realization about you know how important agriculture is but we have to exponentially expand this i mean like last year we have to talk about farmer we have to our children need to know at least as many far at least a quarter as many producers black farmers scientists as they know athletes because we see a lot of these athletes what was the brother saying a lot of these athletes get their bag and they run off they run off on where they was kwame brown they run off these these are entertaining conversations in many ways but i mean the truth is being put out here people and we have an opportunity to really not only help our farmers but we have opportunity to give our children not just our children younger people right people who's being shut out of work oh you can't get a job unless you get this medicine we have an opportunity to recreate a more sustainable economy a more just economy we're not going to get that justice by asking because like the banks just told you we benefit off of you being dependent i mean i couldn't i couldn't benefit off of you if y'all if y'all are able to codify and benefit yourselves where does that start that starts with me not just seeing my consumer habits is my consumer habits what i'm eating is going to directly whether i hate a person or not guess what if i went to kroger or wherever i shop at to buy something this is supporting whoever produced it i want to get to a point where we don't have to you know because we we get confused over the word black right we don't know what to call ourselves our hebrew black aboriginal authorities we don't know what to call ourselves and guess what with those conversations we're throwing off x amount of years i'm still learning i don't know but i know we all eat i know when those bullets come flying at our at our men and women out here in the streets they're not asking what we claim they're not asking what we pray to they're not asking none of that and as long as we're having to go to these institutions and ask hey will you be nice to me hey will you prioritize our needs that you've uh had a pretty big hand in placing these needs and challenges in front of us but will you will you forego that effort that you've been on for centuries and suddenly start caring about me we want our children to be healthy what do they say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a change our black farmers and not just the farmers but producers new gardeners you know the urban gardeners the cat the cats around wherever you're at around around the country because in all the cities right now because i see them i meet them there's brothers and sisters out here putting in some good work and if you're fortunate to be in some of these uh social media groups you see the work that they're putting in but then as i scroll through i'm gonna see a lot more ratchet and ratchet has a place right can can we make food production a just as cool as ratchetness you know i got a ratchet farm over here you know we we ratcheted it up but we're still producing something i'm being funny but not this has to become a part of our culture because this economic lynching will only continue and only get worse till there's no more next to cut then what does that look like i know what's real interesting to me these banks you know they're all for-profit but yeah the government gonna give them four billion dollars and they're like i don't want it no they're gonna give you four billion dollars and they don't want it that lets you know what they really think of you think of us because they'd rather have us enslaved in debt than they take money now you tell me what uh what business operates like that think of a business that operates in that in that manner that they will actually turn down money billions of dollars and try to justify it it's funny they let them ppp loans go out like no problem right yeah but did but they also but this this blow back gonna happen behind that too you know they get they're gonna start locking up people behind these 20 000 ppp loans but when they bailed out all these other corporations using hundreds of millions and billions of dollars and they misuse those funds those people aren't going to jail so this is where we're at family it's important that we protect our black farmers it's important that we grow our own food it's important that we green up our diet it's important that we start going back to a a certain type of knowledge that we used to carry with us it's important that we reawaken that knowledge uh because it is a survival skill and it's important for us to stay there always everybody says stay woke you know it's become a hashtag it's a trendy to say um but we need to really wake up to what's going on in our environment these banks these lending institutions they're they're openly in trying to defend their stance they're showing their cards on what their true intentions are and their true feelings are they're showing you telling you we want you to be in debt they're showing you and telling you that they really don't want to uh they really don't want to lend you this money anyway that's why the farmers were discriminated against in the first place which caused the need for debt relief and and for loan forgiveness and as well as just general reparations for the farm farmers black farmers farmers of color because they were discriminated against for so long stay woke y'all from brian you getting the final words for the uh for the people before we get up out of here we're in a beautiful time dr boyce and dr elisha are about to tie the night that has so many more positive implications on our community uh there are you know i hope this didn't come across as a skies falling situation there's a lot of good work going on around uh not only the country but around the diaspora right now there's a lot more good work but there's a lot more good work that needs to be done we got to do a little bit more than getting in good trouble you got to do a little bit more than uh getting in good trouble we need to really get our prints in the mud not only getting our prints in the mud but put some paper behind these black farmers because we see that the resources the institutions that are supposed to support them they're coming out letting us know that they're not and so as a community you know how can i expect my community to come to my aid if i'm not coming to the aid of those in my community that are producing what is the golden rule do under others as you would have them do unto you we got to feed ourselves y'all this is not a uh it's not a bad time like i said this is a whole economy to be created we we see all of the chinks in the uh the agricultural sector in the u.s there's a lot of niches to be filled that just don't exist because we see that we learn from this march this spring just because we see these headlines that say uh black farmers are going to get all this great help oh after 20 years they're going to get all this great help how many other areas of society do we keep seeing these these these these uh articles that are saying we're winning and then we walk the streets of america we ride the streets of america even in the rural areas of america and our black producers are are suffering the death of a thousand paper cuts farmers are the second largest group of people in north america that are committing suicide second largest group it's uh stories like this you know if you can imagine being 80 years old 70 years old 60 years old and you've dealt with this every decade of your life you've watched your grandparents deal with this this optimism it's one thing if i didn't expect anything then i didn't get my hopes up but if every year every time there's a new administration in somebody's coming to tell you that i'm gonna give you something that i owe you not a handout i'm giving you something i owe you and your heart starts pumping oh praise lord praise the lord how many people said praise the lord because this happened only for this to happen we have to love ourselves people we have to love ourselves like we love our neighbors this is a great this is one of the grandest opportunities we're going to have to insert our re-insert ourselves in food production at the end of the day we all benefit by having a more secure localized food system that's not dependent on all of this different nefarious activity or or confusing activity prints in the mud that's the only way to pay it it's a dirty game but somebody gotta play it get it from the ground take it black to the basics it's a dirty game but somebody gotta pay it hey y'all if you have any questions or you want to show off your garden or have pictures of you and your family growing your food send it to b1ag hip-hop gmail.com and we'd love to display it and highlight it on our on our podcast and also uh we are getting black to the garden you can sign up at healthyblackfood.com and learn how to grow your own food it's a great program very entertaining enlightening and it's also empowering if you use the promo code podcast you'll receive an instant 30 percent off farmer brown if the people really want to know something like not just partially uh they're gaining real knowledge what do they need to do if you really want to know something let the church say let's learn how to grow something it is be one act family have a blessed day be prosperous uh i hope you get everything you desire in life starting with today uh hope we have just better life in general um get some sunshine on your face if it's raining hey let that let that rain hit your skin man it's good for you too y'all be wonderful be blessed and uh see you in the next uh podcast and i'm gonna give you this daily bread peace out

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