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“If you’re making money from the land, then it’s less likely to be lost,” says Jerry Pennick of the Federation of Southern Cooperative. This video examines efforts to reverse the declining amount of agricultural land owned by African Americans, especially in the South. The USDA and U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities are teaming up in a program to help landowners increase the value and profitability of their forests. In the past century, the amount of agricultural land owned by African Americans dropped from about 15 million acres to just 3 million acres.

A message from the Rural Assembly

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