(NPR published this story on Friday, June 11, 2021) U.S. Farmers Of Color Were About To Get Loan Forgiveness. Now The Program Is On Hold June 11, 20212:17 PM ET JOE HERNANDEZTwitter A new federal program created by the Biden administration to reverse years of economic discrimination against U.S. farmers of color has ground toContinue reading

In Case You Missed It…

This story aired February 2, 2021 on marketplace.org and was reported by Leoneda Inge (click on title to listen to the story). New generation is helping to revive Black-owned farms For generations, Black-owned farms have struggled, and they’ve all but disappeared in many parts of the country. Julius Tillery, a fifth-generation cotton farmer, is trying toContinue reading “In Case You Missed It…”

Black Farmers

For those of us who may not be that familiar with the continuous challenges faced by Black farmers, I thought I’d start off the first day of Black History Month 2021, by reposting an article that appeared yesterday in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/31/climate/black-farmers-discrimination-agriculture.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage Below, I have listed a few organizations that provide assistance toContinue reading “Black Farmers”

Growing Appalachia: From the Ground Up

By Dorothy Weiss, Berea, Ky, 1/26/2021 Mark Walden on building stronger communities “Food connects people and provides equity in communities and opens the doors for conversations.” Grow Appalachia is an organization that focuses on cultivating a vibrant local food system in central Appalachia. Grow Appalachia partners with local organizations in communities to provide education toContinue reading “Growing Appalachia: From the Ground Up”

Land Ownership vs. Urban Agriculture

‘Back to the Land,’ Really? How does urban farming compare to rural farming in terms of land ownership, food justice, and community? The food justice movement is an important example of how communities of color are reclaiming collective power in a society that is systematically set up to hinder their wellbeing and success. Access toContinue reading “Land Ownership vs. Urban Agriculture”