The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a community-based organization with tens of thousands of members throughout the United States. As the respected national voice of the Black farmers, NBFA has been focused on three major policy matters in Washington, DC:
1.) Winning New Federal Class Action Lawsuit for Black Farmers Nationwide
2.) Increasing farm subsidies for Black farmers
3.) Major reforms at the USDA
The NBFA has been involved in advocacy, land retention, and rural development for black and other small farmers throughout the country since 1995. The NBFA is working diligently to improve the quality of life in rural communities through improved agricultural outreach, access to credit for small farmers, family farm business development, food distribution, and rural economic development. NBFA views access to
agricultural outreach, credit for small farmers, food distribution, and rural economic development as a means of stimulating a rural economy which in many areas of the country have been forgotten.
Further, the NBFA is pursuing community based agribusiness development including farmers markets, food distribution, and manufacturing. Through these opportunities, the organization is expanding economic resources through local, national, and international relationships.