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The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens

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Black owned farms make up less than 2 percent of all farms in the United States. According to a recent report, Black farmers lost 80 percent of their farmland from 1910 to 2007, often because they lacked access to loans or insurance needed to sustain their businesses. The report mentions the “long and well-documented history…

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A Black-Led Food Co-op Grows in Detroit

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Malik Yakini came to cooperative economics as a student at Eastern Michigan University in the mid-1970s when he started a food-buying club. “I wasn’t thinking of myself as a food activist,” he says, “I was thinking of myself as an activist in the black liberation movement.”He viewed controlling food retail and production as important aspects…

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Black Farmers Were Intentionally Sold Fake Seeds

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Black farmers are taking legal action after they say a seed company purposely sold them bad soy beans. The farmers think it’s racially motivated and an attempt to push black farmers out of business and out of the industry all together. “They were effectively duped,” said Thomas Burrell, president of the Black Farmers and Agriculturists Association. The association…

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