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Black-owned farms comprise only 1% of agriculture industry nationwide. They are smaller overall compared to other farms, and with fewer acres have lower annual sales. In 1982, the US Commission on Civil Rights predicted the extinction of the Black farmer by the year 2000. But after a century of decline due to inherent racism and discrimination, they are on the rise. Black farmers are critical to resilient food communities. They need our support. 


African-American Farmers ready to plant Puerto Rican sweet potato vines (Photo from University of Florida Archives, University of Florida)


Lennon Fisher Jr. and Lennon Fisher Sr., Fisher Farms, NW 13th Ave Jonesville, Florida (Photo by Shoog McDaniel)

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