The loss of black farmland has had a profound impact on rural black communities, which today suffer from severe economic challenges, among them a poverty rate twice that of rural white communities. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
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REPORT: Structural Racism Eliminated Black Farmers

NNPA NEWSWIRE — A century ago, roughly 14 percent of farmers were black. By 2012, that number had shrunk to 1.58 percent, according to the report, “Progressive Governance Can Turn the Tide for Black Farmers,” by Abril Castro and Zoe Willingham. […read more]

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