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After a Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise


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After a Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On the Rise

Leah Penniman

A few years ago, while clearing dried broccoli stalks from the tired soil of our land at Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York, I received a cold call from Boston. On the other end was a Black woman, unknown to me, who wanted to share her story of trying to make it as a farmer.

After more than a century of decline, the number of Black farmers is on the rise.


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That is a very nice article. It's nice to hear good news. Much of the news we hear about is on violence in the USA & abroad. I hope it will inspire more Blacks and other minority groups to go into farming. The South is different from what it used to be. I would like to see rural as well as urban areas becoming more racially integrated.


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Thank you!!! Go....EcoFarmers!