Episode 119- Melvin Bishop, Farmer   addthis
We’ve seen the future of American farming, and it includes a very diverse group of young people. But right here in the present, there’s another group of farmers working hard to improve their fortunes.



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In the late 1990s, African-American farmers won a settlement in a huge class-action lawsuit – against the U-S Department of Agriculture. They offered evidence that the USDA had for years discriminated against them in offering loans and support, costing hundreds of thousands their farms, land, and livelihoods. Today, less than one percent of all US farms are owned by African-Americans.

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Georgia Department of  Agriculture

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