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RE: Cooperation verses Individualism
Date: 
Tue, 18 Dec 2001 02:40:57 -0500
From: 
"shabaka@pacbell.net" <shabaka@pacbell.net>
To: 
"drridge@bellsouth.net" <drridge@bellsouth.net>


Hi Doc:

I don't know if you remember me, but I am Shabaka. Been keeping track of what's going on with the farmer's and as usual we get the short end. I am writing to inform you that my son and I want to do a Tilapia farm. We are looking into Belize but feel a little uncomfortable because of the distance and lack of infrastructure, plus the land cost are unreasonable. Just thought I would ask if you knew of any black's in southern Mississippi, Louisiana, who may have some land and would like to do a joint venture. Need plenty of water and warm temperatures. Let me know if you can come up with anything. Thanks, Hotep. Shabaka Tecumseh. 

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Subject: Unspecified

From: Oscar Shaheer <ooshaheer@yahoo.com>

To: Ridgely Muhammad <drridgely@muhammadfarms.com>

Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 04:40:11 -0700 (PDT)


Dear Farmers,

We sincerely hope you are having a good season of
crops this year. We are in need of sweet corn, peas,
beans of all kind, greens(turnips or collards), okra,
peppers, melons, blackberry, blueberry, and many other
crops that you can call to our attention. We like to
know where can we pick up the crops that you have
available for us. We would like to pick up at a
central location. Thank you very much!

Oscar O. Shaheer
Buyer

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Question:

> How much does a co-op have to order to get a delivery to Iowa?

Answer:

It is only economical by the truck load or at least 20,000 lbs. The cost would be at least $2000 for the shipping alone.
So if we send 500 crates of 40 lbs each, the shipping cost would be $4 per crate.

If we ship one package via UPS it would cost at least $70 per 40lb crate.

We could send 40 crates via air freight out of Atlanta into Des Moine for $51 per 40lb crate. We have to drive 3 hours to get to Atlanta for another $80, therefore we would have to have at least 40 crates to make the trip at $2 per crate.

So to summarize: 

                           Farm gate price    shipping        per crate       crates        total cost
    A. One crate            $18                  70              $88               1              $88
    B. 40 crates               18                51+2              71              40            $2840
    C. 500 crates             18                    4                24             500          $12,000

Peace, Doc

> How much does a co-op have to order to get a delivery to Iowa?

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Re: 77 ACRES OF LAND FOR SALE    

Greetings E. Smith,
I'm the New York Rep. for BFAA... responding to your message regarding your 
property in Surrey Co. Would like to communicate more with you. Please write 
me on my e-mail. barry@wordstockinc.com
hope to here from you soon. Until 
then Peace & Plenty, Barry Crumbley, New York City.

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Subject: 
77 ACRES OF LAND FOR SALE
Date: 
Mon, 21 May 2001 11:18:03 -0400
From: 
vze2ftym@mail.verizon.net (by way of "Bennie J. McRae, Jr." <lwf@coax.net>)
To:  Tillery@aol.com
CC:  drridge@bellsouth.net



I am a black female with 77 acres of land located in Surrey County,
Virginia. I want this land to stay in the hands of a black owner.

However I have not been too successful up to this point. I have sent
emails to the Black Farmers Association and I have tried to contact their
representative in Virginia but so far I have been unsucessful. I do hope
you can help me.

sincerly

E. Smith

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Subject: query?
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 12:28:50 -0700 (PDT)
From:  "Cynthia E. Griffin" <cynthiaegriffin@yahoo.com>


My name is Cynthia e. Griffin, and I'm a
California-based business writer. I'm doing research
for an article on African-American winery owners, and
wondered if you could help me.

I know of one such establishment in California called
Rideaux wineries which is owned by a woman named Iris
Rideau.

Do you or any members of the Black Farmers and
Agriculturalists Association know of others? They can
be located anywhere in the country as well as the
Caribbean or even Africa. 

I plan to write an article on the subject and would
appreciate any help you can provide. 

Also, after looking at your web site, I noticed there
was no California chapter of your organization. As you
probably know the Fresno, California area has a
history of Black involvement in agriculture and I
believe there are a number of African-American owned
farms in the region.

Are they just not interested in belonging?

Thank you again for your time and interest. You may
contact me at (323)418-8494, should you have
questions.

Yours,
Cynthia e. Griffin

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As-Salaam Alaikum,
I visted the Ark Institute website (www.arkinstitute.com) about two
weeks ago. They have a package of enough non-hybrid seeds to feed a
family of four for a year. The seeds were prepared for Y2K so there is
a surplus. The seeds are available (50 types) for the cost of shipping,
$25. I received my seeds in one week after the money arrived.
I pray that this information may help you.

As-Salaam Alaikum.

Bro. Dwayne E. Muhammad
Mebane, NC - MM#92

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Brothers and Sisters, Hotep and ancestral greetings to all. I'm so =
happy and proud (I have tears rolling down my cheeks) to see the =
wonderment and splendor of mother nature and your great farmland. I'm =
so inspired I can't wait to get back to that oasis. I love to labor if =
it means that I will be independent. I love to do farmwork, till the =
soil, and wake up every morning and embrace mothernature as you do down =
there. I truly smell the taste of absolute freedom that one obtains =
from getting independence and building up an agriculture empire such as =
Muhammad farms. =20

I Love you all. Peace and ancestral blessings.

Mufassa

"Stay active, Stay healthy, Stay conscious"

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Peace,

Yes, you can order from us. However, if you are not ordering in bulk, i.e. enough to send a truck (5-10,000 lbs), the shipping cost will be quite large.
For instance UPS 2 day air service to D.C. for a 40 lb package is $68, sixty-eight dollars, whereas the cost of the product, say carrots, would be only $18.

What I am saying is that you must be organized in your city for us to serve you or you must be individually wealthy.

Peace, Doc


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> As-Salaam Aliekhum Beloved!

> I would like to know, brother, whether we can place orders from you while 
> in DC.

> Salaam Aliekhum!

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BLACK CHICKEN FARMERS

From:
Gplden@aol.com

To:
drridgely@muhammadfarms.com

Date:
Tue, 1 May 2001 01:37:25 EDT


IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL

DEAR "DOC" I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP ME FIND A CONTACT OR HELP ME 
FIND A BLACK CHICKEN FARM WHERE MY RESTAURANT CAN PURCHASE MY CHICKEN. I HAVE 
A UNIT IN THE CHICAGO AREA. I WOULD LIKE TO GO DIRECTLY TO A SOURCE FOR MY 
PURCHASES.

ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO THE PROGRAM THE HONORABLE ELIJAH 
MUHAMMAD HAD FOR WE AS A PEOPLE TO SUPPLY OUR COMMUNITIES WITH OUR OWN 
PRODUCTS. WHAT HAPPEN TO GO BUY FISH AND FISH MARKETS IN OUR COMMUNITIES? 
WILL THESE PROGRAMS EVER COME BACK INTO THE NATION.

WHITE AMERICA HAD ONE MAN THEY WERE AFRAID OF, AND THAT WAS THE HONORABLE 
ELIJAH MUHAMMAD AND HIS ECONOMICS WHAT HAPPEN? PLEASE GIVE ME SO INSIGHT TO 
UNDERSTAND.

THANK YOU BROTHER.

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