After a century in decline, black farmers are back and on the rise

A few years ago, while clearing dried broccoli stalks from the tired soil of our land at Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York, I received a cold call from Boston. On the other end was a black woman, unknown to me, who wanted to share her story of trying to make it as a farmer. Through tears, she explained the discrimination and obstacles she faced in a training program she’d joined, as well as…

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After a century in decline, black farmers are back and on the rise

A few years ago, while clearing dried broccoli stalks from the tired soil of our land at Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York, I received a cold call from Boston. On the other end was a black woman, unknown to me, who wanted to share her story of trying to make it as a farmer. Through tears, she explained the discrimination and obstacles she faced in a training program she’d joined, as well as…

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