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National Ag Day for All ~ Celebrating the Contributions of Farmers and Ranchers
khubaka, michael harris
Not long ago, I recall well an introductory meeting US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the USDA Headquarters in Washington D.C., in a multi-agency, multi billion dollar construct... "Black Agriculture elders were focused on crumbs for the rich man table..." Today, Black Agriculture producers remain the canary in the mine shaft, covered in soot and lungs filled with ashe. US Ag Public Policy mandates the ongoing destruction of Black Agriculture Producers, a product now valued for global export markets. National Ag Day for all continues to ignore the clearly articulated challenge based upon authentic historic primary documentation. The cultural transformation at USDA began well, my last brief conversation with US Ag Secretary Vilsack at USDA Headquarters continues the pattern of Pigford II payments, how long... not long...

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