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Farmer rides tractor to Capitol Hill for protest (Video)

By Ed O'Keefe


Video by Anna Uhls/Washington Post

John Boyd, president of the Black Farmers Association, protested the non-payment of black farmers in a $1.15 billion case settled years ago by driving his tractor to Capitol Hill. The compensation is for thousands of black farmers who were denied government loans because of their race. But Congress has failed to meet the settlement's deadline after several attempts.

"I'm going to drive my tractor to Washington every day until Congress and the Senate tells me that they're going to pass this bill for Black farmers," Boyd said.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 17, 2010; 12:25 PM ET
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Comments

Did he find parking ?

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Posted by: SaveTheRainforest | September 18, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

An opinion on this issue from abroad (The Panama News):

http://www.thepanamanews.com/pn/v_16/issue_09/opinion_10.html

Posted by: rkayblock1 | September 22, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

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