Half of US Farmers had a income below zero’

By Payday

On 13 June 2020, Dean Kendall, subsistence farmer and member of Payday, spoke on the poverty of US farmers ‘half of whom had a farm income below zero‘ in 2019.  For Dean, ‘most are trapped in a corporate-driven system of chemicalized industrial farming designed to extract and pocket every last bit of profit from our work.’  This speech was part of the virtual event We Can’t Go Back: The Plague of Ecological Devastation in Pennsylvania  organised by the Poor People’s Campaign Philadelphia.