Soul Food: Black Farmers Facing $4 Billion Challenge To Federal Aid

The decline in Black farmers has resulted in limited involvement in conversations regarding food and its impact on health disparities within this ethnic group. Unfortunately, there’s a real lack of resources to support the remaining 45,000 Black farmers, and the difficulty replacing the aging farming workforce could further contribute to broader diet-related health disparities. With so much focus on environmental factors and overall health, perhaps more attention and resources will be provided to areas such as uplifting Black farmers, to offset diet-related community damage.

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