Farmer Podcast Club: Cooperative Power

Posted by Lilli Klamke on November 06, 2018

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Cooperative Power: Young Farmers Podcast- By National Young Farmers Coalition

Released Oct 19, 2018

In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but some say they would be even worse without the leadership of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Lindsey talks with Cornelius Blanding, executive director of the Federation, about Black land loss, how coops are helping black and rural communities, and their work with young black farmers.

In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but some say they would be even worse without the leadership of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Lindsey talks with Cornelius Blanding, executive director of the Federation, about Black land loss, how coops are helping black and rural communities, and their work with young black farmers.

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund http://www.federationsoutherncoop.com/

October is National Co-op Month! National Cooperative Business Association: ncba.coop

 

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