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A feature from National Public Radio tells the stories of black farmers in Virginia and New York who are helping train more people of color as farmers and finding ways to make healthy food more affordable. Farmer Chris Newman raises ducks, chickens, and pigs in Virginia. He wants to help people of color become involved in farming for the health benefits of producing their own food, and as a revenue-generating business or hobby. Meanwhile Leah Penniman at Soul Fire Farm in New York is not only training black and Latino people in basic farming skills, but helping more people access healthy, local food by accepting food stamps and supporting 15% low-income clients.

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