Legal Defense Fund Provides Black Farmers FAQ

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund has posted a Black Farmers FAQ that tells the story of the history of discrimination against Black farmers and recommends policy initiatives to remedy these inequities. This FAQ can help readers learn more about the history of Black farmers and current efforts to support Black farmers. It also offers links to resources for assistance, including government programs, nonprofit organizations, academic reports, and advocacy opportunities. The FAQ notes that Black farmers continue to struggle financially today, and their farms remain at risk, in part because 40% of land owned by Black farmers is heirs’ property.