Black farmers call for boycott of Monsanto: The National Association of Black Farmers has asked its 60,000 members to boycott Monsanto products. The action is in protest of Monsanto’s $1.5 billion bid to acquire Delta & Pine Land Company. Dr. John Boyd, president of the Association, says the merger of these two giant agrochemical corporations will put small farming operations at risk:
"We believe that Monsanto has and will continue, through this merger, to violate federal and state antitrust laws by using its dominance in biotech seeds and herbicides to balloon prices and fees while curtailing competition and choice…. If Monsanto hurts black farmers, black farmers have no choice but to hurt Monsanto."