In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but some say they would be even worse without the leadership of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Lindsey talks with Cornelius Blanding, executive director of the Federation, about Black land loss, how coops are helping black and rural communities, and their work with young black farmers.
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund
October is National Co-op Month!
National Cooperative Business Association:
Text “FARM BILL” to 40649 to support the FOTO/2501 program and other programs young farmers and farmers of color rely on.
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