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National Black Farmers Association Announces Boycott of John Deere

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National Black Farmers Association, Announces Boycott of John Deere. On September 9, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) spoke out against John Deere. The organization is asking members to stop buying products from a company that doesn’t “value [their] work.” . According to a statement from NBFA, John Deere has a history of disrespecting Black farmers and “cares little for equality and inclusiveness.”. NBFA president John Boyd specifically referenced John Deere's repeated refusal to attend the NBFA’s annual conference. The statement points out that John Deere instead chooses to attend “predominantly white farm shows.”. We buy tractors and John Deere parts as well. We deserve to be treated with dignity and respect not as a nuisance, John Boyd, via statement. The NBFA represents a “substantial customer base for John Deere,” as it has 116,000 members in 42 states