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Black Farm Families Are Losing Their Land. New State Laws Seek to Help.

Posted 2019 Reviewed August 24, 2023
Governing The Future of States and Localities
Candice Norwood
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In 1910, rural African American farm families held between 16 million and 19 million acres of farmland, but the latest Census of Agriculture shows the amount of land held by African American farmers with active farms has dropped to just over 2.5 million acres.