Bill that could help Black Farmers Reclaim Millions of Acres Is A Step in the Right Direction

At their peak in 1920, there were over 949,000 Black farmers in America, according to a 2017 report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That number has now plummeted to roughly 45,000 Black-owned farms.

Now, Black farm owners makeup a mere 1.3% of the country’s 3.4 million total farmers. In comparison, approximately 95% of rural land across the country is currently owned by white farmers.

By Mariya Moseley | ABC News

Bill that could help Black farmers reclaim millions of acres ‘a step in the right direction’ – ABC News (go.com)

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