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Southern United States Farmers

Sandra Simone, Rural Farmer, Jazz Singer, Talladega County, AL

A change is underway. Farmers of color — historically rendered invisible, though permanently woven into the fabric of America’s agricultural heritage — are increasing. The first farmers in this country, that is Native Americans and African-Americans, are the backbone of the nation’s agriculture history. Some farmers of color have endured — cultivating the land with skill that comes from generations of ecological knowledge and animal husbandry practices. Read more here: zesterdaily.com/agriculture/among-farmers-women-deeply-rooted-culture/ & zesterdaily.com/agriculture/farmers-color-add-voices-ag-landscape/

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