‘We’re in a crisis’: Farmers sound alarm over coming food shortage
(NewsNation) – The US food supply chain is currently in crisis – a crisis that could be reflected on the shelves and purses of grocery stores by the end of summer.
The warning comes from farmer John Boyd Jr., President of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with Leland Vittert on NewsNation’s “On Balance.”
He said poor growing weather across the country, higher seed, fertilizer and fuel prices plus supply chain problems have taken a toll on farmers.
Boyd Jr. “We will see a lot of empty shelves and a lot higher prices,” said.
He is calling on the federal government to give farmers financial support to help at least mitigate some of the increased costs they are seeing, which will eventually lead to higher prices for consumers.
“Farming is not a Republican. That’s not a Democrat. It is not independent. It’s food,” said Boyd Jr. speak. “Land is neutral. My grandfather said the earth did not know the color. It doesn’t know which side. If we do what we need to do, we can produce food.”
Watch Boyd Jr.’s full interview. in the video player above.
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