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Food Shift

๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—–๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—œ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ

Join us in supporting local Black-owned farms! Black farmers have long been overcoming barriers to farm ownership, including discriminatory denial of USDA loans that their white counterparts could access. The result? Farm ownership in the U.S. is 95% white, 1.7% Indigenous, 1.3% Black and .6% Asian, according to 2017 USDA statistics.

Counteracting the continued impact of this discriminatory history takes all of us. Learn more about the history of disinvestment in Black farmers in this article: www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/29/why-have-americas-black-farmers-disappeared

And lend support to two amazing, local Black-led farms:

(1) Black Earth Farms: a Black and Indigenous led agroecology collective and Food Shift partner that has nourished Black protesters during recent uprisings โ€“https://www.blackearthfarms.com/

(2) Kiley Clarkโ€™s regenerative farm: currently seeking seed funding to bring to life โ€“ www.gofundme.com/f/join-us-in-building-a-blackled-regnerative-farm

Shoutout more Black-led farms deserving of support in the comments!

#FoodJusticeFriday #Blackownedfarms #BlackEarthFarms
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