BLACK FARMERS APPEAL:
CANCEL PIGFORD DEBT COMIC CREATED BY JEREMY DARBY
SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2021
Currently, the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committees are weighing various proposals that address debt cancellation and restorative land justice for Black farmers (legacy, returning, and landless). Our legacy farmers have suffered for over 22 years under crushing debts resulting from decades of institutional discrimination from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Farm Service Agency local offices, and the county committee system. We need Beloved Community to amplify our demands for full debt cancellation and $15B+ in direct payments for Black farmers in Sections 1005 and 1006. Copies of our proposals are available in our Community Archives.
Illustrator Jeremy C. Darby of ArtifexJay captures the Jones’ land memory to support our campaign’s advocacy efforts to achieve restorative land justice for Black farmers through the upcoming Budget Reconciliation Process and the Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.